What is mixer.exe?
Mixer.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if mixer.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Mixer.exe file information
Description: Mixer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. mixer.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows (mostly c:\windows\ or C:\Program Files\PCI Audio Applications\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,818,624 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 1,581,056 bytes and 10 more variants.
There is no file information. It is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Mixer.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
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If mixer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 98,304 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 655,360 bytes, 1,216,512 bytes or 1,077,248 bytes.
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file.
Mixer.exe is able to record inputs.
If there are any problems with mixer.exe, you can completely remove PCI Audio Applications (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
If mixer.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 452,608 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The mixer.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "C-Media Mixer" is not required to run at start up. C-Media produce audio chipsets that are often found on popular motherboards with on-board audio. Provides System Tray access to change audio settings. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel or Start -> Programs
- "Mixer" is not required to run at start up. C-Media Mixer - C-Media produce audio chipsets that are often found on popular motherboards with on-board audio. Provides System Tray access to change audio settings. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel or Start -> Programs
Important: Some malware disguises itself as mixer.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the mixer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
Kevin (further information)
Gosh darn I hate Mixer.exe
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