What does the AdMunch.exe file do?
The AdMunch.exe process is also known as Ad Muncher and is a part of Ad Muncher. This software is produced by Murray Hurps Software Pty. An obsolete or defective version of AdMunch.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Ad Muncher has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Ad Muncher 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)
- AdMunch.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AdMunch.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AdMunch.exe Ad Muncher
AdMunch.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AdMunch.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 560,760 bytes (64% of all these files), 595,144 bytes or, as the case may be, 779,776 bytes.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). This AdMunch program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. AdMunch.exe is capable of send data out to the Internet as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 39% 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 AdMunch.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 AdMunch?
|Utility to prevent downloading Advertisments from the net. Blocks popups, Banner even inside any program that has ad inside. (further information...) |
|Admuncher is a shareware Ad filtering software. I know the coder of the program. He's a wonderful guy. This program is probably on my Top 5 list of best software ever. Don't worry. (further information...) |
|Best ad filtering program out there. Have used for years - not dangerous at all. (further information...) |
|Best Pop-Up/Ad Blocker. (further information...) |
|Great Ad blocking program (further information...) |
|The easiest and best ad blocker I have ever used! |
|Shareware ad blocking application. (further information...) |
Summary: 8 users judge AdMunch.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Ad Muncher
To remove Ad Muncher from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Ad Muncher in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AdMunch.exe (Ad Muncher) 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 Ad Muncher. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ad Muncher 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 AdMunch.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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