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What does the plugin_container.exe file do?

The plugin_container.exe process is also known as Plugin Container and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Marc Skawran. An obsolete or defective version of plugin_container.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 plugin_container.exe Plugin Container

plugin_container.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file plugin_container.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 338,192 bytes.
The plugin_container file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. plugin_container.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A plugin_container.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 2,153,984 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The plugin_container file is not part of the Windows operating system. plugin_container.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.

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 plugin_container.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 plugin_container?

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 unknown

To remove Plugin Container from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if plugin_container.exe (Plugin Container) 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 Plugin Container. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Plugin Container 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 plugin_container.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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