What does the worker.exe file do?
The worker.exe process is also known as worker executable file or, as the case may be, XMRig CPU miner and is a part of worker or, as the case may be, XMRig. This software is produced by Kunshan Aunbox software co. or, as the case may be, www.xmrig.com. An obsolete or defective version of worker.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- worker executable file has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- worker executable file 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)
- worker.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module worker.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about worker.exe worker executable file
worker.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file worker.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 64,592 bytes (66% of all these files), 64,624 bytes, 57,344 bytes or, as the case may be, 65,848 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The worker file is not part of the Windows operating system. This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). For this reason, 48% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A worker.exe file has a 90% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,019,392 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The worker file is not part of the Windows operating system. This worker.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Worker.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
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 worker.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 worker?
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 worker or XMRig
To remove worker executable file 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 worker or XMRig in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if worker.exe (worker executable file) 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 worker executable file. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for worker executable file 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 worker.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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