What does the ffmpeg.exe file do?
The ffmpeg.exe process is also known as Bigasoft Total Video Converter (Version 188.8.131.5289) or, as the case may be, ConvertHelper (Version 2.2) and is a part of Pazera Free (Version MP4 to AVI Converter) or, as the case may be, DVDStyler. This software is produced by Vuze or, as the case may be, Bigasoft. An obsolete or defective version of ffmpeg.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Bigasoft Total Video Converter has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Bigasoft Total Video Converter 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)
- ffmpeg.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ffmpeg.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ffmpeg.exe Bigasoft Total Video Converter
ffmpeg.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ffmpeg.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 4,293,120 bytes (16% of all these files), 13,179,660 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The ffmpeg file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Ffmpeg.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A ffmpeg.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder. In this case, the file size is usually 13,179,660 bytes. The ffmpeg file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This ffmpeg.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Ffmpeg.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as track other applications.
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 ffmpeg.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 ffmpeg?
|Encoding Program for AVI to DVD |
|Freier Audio/Video Konverter (further information...) |
|It's a media converter (further information...) |
|this is a AVI to DVD converter running |
|It's the File converter found in the Youtube Downloader application |
Summary: 10 users judge ffmpeg.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted ffmpeg.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Pazera Free or DVDStyler
To remove Bigasoft Total Video Converter 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 Pazera Free or DVDStyler in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ffmpeg.exe (Bigasoft Total Video Converter) 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 Bigasoft Total Video Converter. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Bigasoft Total Video Converter 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 ffmpeg.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.