What does the terminal.exe file do?
The terminal.exe process is also known as MetaTrader and is a part of Client Terminal or, as the case may be, MetaTrader (Version 4 at FOREX.com). This software is produced by MetaQuotes Software (www.metaquotes.net). An obsolete or defective version of terminal.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MetaTrader has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MetaTrader 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)
- terminal.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module terminal.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about terminal.exe MetaTrader
terminal.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Terminal.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 10,369,568 bytes (33% of all these files), 11,571,712 bytes or, as the case may be, 11,103,384 bytes.
This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The terminal file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. For this reason, 7% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A terminal.exe file has a 33% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 10,101,632 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 13,179,660 bytes. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This terminal.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. It is no part of Microsoft Windows.
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 terminal.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 terminal?
|it's the software of the North Finance forex broker software |
Summary: One user judges terminal.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Client Terminal or MetaTrader
To remove MetaTrader 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 Client Terminal or MetaTrader in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if terminal.exe (MetaTrader) 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 MetaTrader. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MetaTrader 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 terminal.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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