What does the ISBEW64.exe file do?
The ISBEW64.exe process is also known as InstallShield (Version 64-bit Setup Engine) and is a part of InstallShield or, as the case may be, Adobe Photoshop Elements (Version 10). This software is produced by Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or, as the case may be, Flexera Software. An obsolete or defective version of ISBEW64.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- InstallShield has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- InstallShield 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)
- ISBEW64.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ISBEW64.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ISBEW64.exe InstallShield
ISBEW64.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ISBEW64.exe is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 120,240 bytes (53% of all these files), 107,392 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
ISBEW64.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. For this reason, 59% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A ISBEW64.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 120,240 bytes (58% of all these files), 107,320 bytes as well as 4 other variants. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This ISBEW64 program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit.
- A ISBEW64.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 63,488 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 65,024 bytes. ISBEW64.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
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 ISBEW64.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 ISBEW64?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall InstallShield or Adobe Photoshop Elements
To remove InstallShield 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 InstallShield or Adobe Photoshop Elements in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ISBEW64.exe (InstallShield) 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 InstallShield. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for InstallShield 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 ISBEW64.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.