What is color.exe and how to fix color.exe ?

What is color.exe file ?


Most antivirus programs identify color.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.BAT.Miner.aj.

Follow steps bellow to try fix the problem with color.exe

1. Use cleanmgr

To run the command cleanmgr :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box , followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command cleanmgr and press Enter.

2. Use sfc /scannow

To run the command sfc /scannow :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command sfc /scannow and press Enter.

3. uninstalling programs :

To uninstall unnecessary programs :
Open the Start menu (Press Windows key + X) .
Click the first menu item Programs and Features.
Search unnecessary programs in the list of installed programs, .
Click the software you want to uninstall.

4. using msconfig

To run the command msconfig :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command msconfig and press Enter.

5. Automatic Update

To run the command wuauclt /ShowWindowsUpdate:
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command wuauclt /ShowWindowsUpdate and press Enter.

6. Use resmon command

To run the command resmon :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command resmon and press Enter.

7. use DISM.exe

To run the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter.


color.exe descriptions


Color.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Color.exe is located in a folder listed in the Windows %PATH% environment variable —typically C:.;The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 21,504 bytes.;The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINERun).;Color.exe is not a Windows core file.;color.exe appears to be a compressed file.;Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.