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What does the mpbtn.exe file do?

The mpbtn.exe process is also known as Motive Chorus System Tray Button or, as the case may be, Motive Support Client and is a part of Digital Lifeline or, as the case may be, Motive System. This software is produced by Motive Communications (www.motive.com). An obsolete or defective version of mpbtn.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about mpbtn.exe Motive Chorus System Tray Button

mpbtn.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Mpbtn.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - usually C:\Program Files\blueyonder IST\bin\ respectively C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\bin\ respectively C:\Program Files\ntl\broadband medic\bin\. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 192,512 bytes (84% of all these files), 172,032 bytes, 221,184 bytes or, as the case may be, 176,128 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 program appears as a window on the desktop. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. Mpbtn.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 34% 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 mpbtn.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 mpbtn?

it belongs to british telecom
it is linked to belgian ISP Telenet surveillance - so two different programs?!
Part of SBC DSL Self Support tool
related to bt broadband
it is part of SBC DSL self support tool

Summary: 16 users judge mpbtn.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted mpbtn.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Digital Lifeline or Motive System

mpbtn.exe Motive Chorus System Tray Button fix

To remove Motive Chorus System Tray Button from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Digital Lifeline or Motive System in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if mpbtn.exe (Motive Chorus System Tray Button) 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 Motive Chorus System Tray Button. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Motive Chorus System Tray Button 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 mpbtn.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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