What does the _2cd672ae.exe file do?
There is no detailed information about the producer of the _2cd672ae.exe process. However, the analysis below will give you an idea of what this process does. An obsolete or defective version of _2cd672ae.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- _2cd672ae.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- _2cd672ae.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- _2cd672ae.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module _2cd672ae.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about _2cd672ae.exe _2cd672ae.exe
_2cd672ae.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. _2cd672ae.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
The file size is 1,078 bytes.
This _2cd672ae program is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. This file does not supply any version information or other description. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. _2cd672ae.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves _2cd672ae.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about _2cd672ae?
|Orange Neo Trace |
|It's installed with the U3 Kingston Pendrives |
|U3 loader for sandisk storage as far as Security Task Manager identifies it. |
Summary: One user judges _2cd672ae.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove _2cd672ae.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if _2cd672ae.exe (_2cd672ae.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of _2cd672ae.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for _2cd672ae.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or _2cd672ae.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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