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What is SixEngine.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SixEngine.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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SixEngine.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SixEngine
SixEngine.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SixEngine.exe belongs to software Ivalice Launcher (version 16) or rgc:audio Triangle II by ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com).

Description: SixEngine.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SixEngine.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 5,964,800 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 5,958,656 bytes and 16 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/sixengine.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. SixEngine.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of problems with SixEngine.exe, you can uninstall Ivalice Launcher Version 16 or rgc:audio Triangle II software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

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If SixEngine.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 6,038,016 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. SixEngine.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SixEngine.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SixEngine.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.

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User Comments

Asus use this for their motherboards
  yoda  
used for asus rampage 2 extreme motherboard. very suspicious
   
it's Assus EPU engine. To control the energy saving and overcloack
   
Energie Saver from Asus PQ5 and some Asus GPU´s
  Alex   (further information)
Asus EPU engine. Not harmful.
  Thom  
It is for Monitoring the energy use for ANY ASUS mother board. some come with it some do not. it can be easily uninstalled with no problems, but it is suggested against that due to it helps you in everyway, not harm you at all, yes it is a memory hog on slow machines. that is normal just lower its mode to an easier mode and problem solved.
  Mike  
This is ASUS motherboard firmware. Not harmful.
  Hugo  
Seems to be part of ASUS motherboard energy monitor
  onebyone  
Caused problems with graphics driver
  Yorekani  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SixEngine.exe: based on 8 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think SixEngine.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade SixEngine.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving SixEngine issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SixEngine. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SixEngine.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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