What does the mediadetect.exe file do?
The mediadetect.exe process is also known as Corel Photo Album (Version 6 Application) and is a part of Corel Photo Album (Version 6). This software is produced by Corel (www.corel.com). An obsolete or defective version of mediadetect.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Corel Photo Album has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Corel Photo Album 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)
- mediadetect.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mediadetect.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mediadetect.exe Corel Photo Album
mediadetect.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Mediadetect.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 106,496 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 29% 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 mediadetect.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 mediadetect?
|Allows Photo Album to detect and search an inserted CD or DVD disk for image files. |
Summary: One user judges mediadetect.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Corel Photo Album
To remove Corel Photo Album 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 Corel Photo Album in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mediadetect.exe (Corel Photo Album) 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 Corel Photo Album. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Corel Photo Album 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 mediadetect.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.