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What does the ~e5d141.tmp file do?

The ~e5d141.tmp process is also known as Cleanup and is a part of Macrovision Europe Ltd. Cleanup. This software is produced by Macrovision Europe (www.macrovision.com). An obsolete or defective version of ~e5d141.tmp 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 ~e5d141.tmp Cleanup

~e5d141.tmp is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ~e5d141.tmp is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in the Windows Temp directory - usually C:\temp\ respectively C:\Documents and Settings\*username*\Local Settings\Temp. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 46,080 bytes (50% of all these files), 36,352 bytes or, as the case may be, 59,964 bytes.
This ~e5d141 program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The ~e5d141 file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 42% 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 ~e5d141.tmp. 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 ~e5d141?

c-dilla / safecast spy-ware
it starts with some adobe software, and is related to licensing purposes
Samuel B
On the Windows 2000/XP operating system the license manager is installed as a manually started, LocalSystem service named “Macromedia Licensing Service”. An additional process related to the license manager is called “~e5d141.tmp”. Two instances of this process are present when a Macromedia application is running.
when i launch FS2004, I've this .TMP in my process task
it is a macromedia licensing program

Summary: 22 users judge ~e5d141.tmp to be an essential file that should not be touched. 11 users consider it harmless. However, 10 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted ~e5d141.tmp. source: file.net

How to uninstall Macrovision Europe Ltd. Cleanup

~e5d141.tmp Cleanup fix

To remove Cleanup 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 Macrovision Europe Ltd. Cleanup in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ~e5d141.tmp (Cleanup) 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 Cleanup. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Cleanup 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 ~e5d141.tmp 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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