What does the w98eject.exe file do?
The w98eject.exe process is also known as w98Eject and is a part of Sigmatel (Version w98Eject). This software is produced by Sigmatel (www.sigmatel.com). An obsolete or defective version of w98eject.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- w98Eject has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- w98Eject 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)
- w98eject.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module w98eject.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about w98eject.exe w98Eject
w98eject.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file w98eject.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 61,440 bytes.
This w98eject program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The w98eject file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 58% 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 w98eject.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 w98eject?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted w98eject.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Sigmatel
To remove w98Eject 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 Sigmatel in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if w98eject.exe (w98Eject) 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 w98Eject. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for w98Eject 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 w98eject.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.