What does the mgabg.exe file do?
The mgabg.exe process is also known as MGABG and is a part of Matrox Graphics Inc. MGABG. This software is produced by Matrox Graphics (www.matrox.com). An obsolete or defective version of mgabg.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MGABG has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MGABG 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)
- mgabg.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mgabg.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mgabg.exe MGABG
mgabg.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Mgabg.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 81,920 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 87,560 bytes.
It is the service "MGABGEXE".
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The mgabg file is not part of the Windows operating system. It contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. For this reason, 15% 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 mgabg.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 mgabg?
|Matrox Desktop Manager (further information...) |
|Matrox desktop manager, part of Matrox graphic drivers suite |
|Matrox MM_G450 Win2k Driver v.6.95.005 |
|mgabg.exe is a component of the BIOS backup feature of the Matrox installation. (further information...) |
Summary: 5 users judge mgabg.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Matrox Graphics Inc. MGABG
To remove MGABG 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 Matrox Graphics Inc. MGABG in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if mgabg.exe (MGABG) 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 MGABG. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MGABG 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 mgabg.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.