What is System.exe?

System.exe is part of System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the System.exe version information.

System.exe's description is "System"

System.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\System\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected System.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on System.exe:

Product nameSystem
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionSystem
Original filenameSystem.exe
CommentsModified by an unpaid evaluation copy of Resource Tuner 2 (www.heaventools.com)
Legal copyrightMicrosoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version10.0.17134.1
File version10.0.17134.1

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameSystem
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionSystem
Original filenameSystem.exe
CommentsModified by an unpaid evaluation cop..
Legal copyrightMicrosoft Corporation. All rights re..
Product version10.0.17134.1
File version10.0.17134.1

Digital signatures [?]

System.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

32 of the 68 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the System.exe file. That's a 47% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Miner
AVG FileRepMalware
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.Fuerboos
Comodo UnclassifiedMalware
CrowdStrike malicious_confidence_90% (D)
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W64/Trojan.SDRP-5747
Endgame malicious (high confidence)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win64/CoinMiner.DN potentially unwanted
Fortinet Adware/CoinMiner
GData Win32.Application.CoinMiner.T@gen
Invincea heuristic
K7AntiVirus Adware ( 00523bf51 )
K7GW Adware ( 00523bf51 )
Kaspersky HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Miner.gen
McAfee RDN/Generic.RP
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win64.Dropper.dh
Microsoft Trojan:Win32/Occamy.C
NANO-Antivirus Trojan.Win64.Miner.ffmqob
Paloalto generic.ml
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.f11
Rising Trojan.Win32/64.XMR-Miner!1.ADCC (CLOUD)
Sophos Mal/Generic-S
SUPERAntiSpyware Hack.Tool/Gen-BitCoinMiner
Symantec Trojan.Gen.2
TrendMicro Coinminer_CryptoNight.SM-WIN64
TrendMicro-HouseCall Coinminer_CryptoNight.SM-WIN64
VBA32 Trojan.Miner
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Webroot W32.Trojan.Gen
ZoneAlarm HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Miner.gen
32 of the 68 anti-virus programs detected the System.exe file.

System.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove System.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the System.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that System.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate System.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the System.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate System.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\System\System.exe
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the System.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If System.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If System.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If System.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that System.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to system.exe:

system.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

system.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

System has stopped working.

End Program - system.exe. This program is not responding.

system.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

system.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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