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How Much You Know about the ZAM.exe Executable on Windows

The .exe file extension displays the executable file. ZAM.exe can record keyboard and mouse data, monitor applications, connect to the Internet, and manipulate other programs. It is also able to connect to the Internet, record data from the keyboard and mouse, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. This post will introduce more info about the extension.

About ZAM.exe

The ZAM.exe executable is just a third-party component that has nothing to do with system services, so it is not essential for your Windows operating system and causes relatively few issues. 

If the file belongs to Zemana AntiMalware, the executable should be used to invoke and manage services that involve scanning and removing malware, adware, and other types of viruses. 

However, it has been confirmed that this executable has the potential to use a large number of system resources, but only if Zemana AntiMalware or Zemana AntiLogger is actively performing a scan. If you think the file is suspicious, you need to pay special attention to it.

Should I Remove ZAM.exe

In the case that you install the Zemana AntiMalware, the genuine ZAM.exe executable is a part of this antimalware component, so you don't have to worry about it being a bad file for your operating system. 

But there is an important premise: you need to make sure that the executable you are working on is actually genuine. 

However, most successful modern malware products have cloaking capabilities that can be used to avoid detection by security suites. This means that these malware products have been programmed to disguise themselves as other trusted processes to avoid detection. 

With this in mind, it is strongly recommended that you take some time to investigate whether the executable you are working on is genuine. The best place to start is to see if you have installed any parent applications that might have installed ZAM.exe. The following is a list of software with this ZAM.exe executable:

Zemana AntiMalware

Zemana AntiLogger

Malware Killer

MalwareFox AntiMalware

League of Legend

Watchdog Anti-Malware 

If none of these software products are installed on your computer, ZAM.exe is most likely a malicious executable. 

If no parent application is installed, you should start investigating the location to see if the file is the remaining file in the previously installed application. Here is a quick guide to do this job. 

Step 1: Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys at the same time to open the Task Manager window.

Step 2: Inside Task Manager, switch to the Processes tab. Navigate to ZAM.exe under the Background processes section.

Step 3: Right-click it and then select Open file location to find out the location of ZAM.exe. 

ZAM.exe may be the safe executable if its location is not a subfolder of Program Files or Program Files (x86) and you have not installed it in a custom location. If its location is a system path, such as C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32, ZAM.exe is most likely a malware executable. 

If you want to remove ZAM.exe effectively, you need to uninstall the parent application which may be a security suite. But you don't have to worry about deleting security software to put your computer at risk of becoming infected with malware, check out the post.

Handle the Security Threat

It is important to know that it is much more difficult to detect and deal with cloaking malware files than traditional malware files, and you need to understand that not all security suites can detect and delete these cloaking malware files correctly. 

If you have a Premium security scanner subscription, you can use it to start scanning. But if you're looking for an inexpensive alternative, you can install and use Malwarebytes which is a free security scanner. With it, you are able to remove the vast majority of cloaking malware. 

Useful Suggestion for Protecting Your Computer

Virus attacks and malware may cause a system crash and your important data loss, so you need to back up your computer to avoid your computer running into trouble.

Thus, how to back up your computer? It’s highly recommended that you try a piece of free backup software - MiniTool ShadowMaker to do this job. It is a useful data protection and disaster recovery solution for PCs and it supports Windows 10/8/7. 

With this program, you are able to back up files, folders, partitions, your OS and disk in simple steps. Besides, you can also synchronize your important files or folders to an external hard drive, USB drive, shared folder, etc. You are also allowed to clone disk to protect your PC.

Check out the steps to make a backup with the Backup function of MiniTool ShadowMaker, keep reading to get the details.

Step 1: Choose a Backup Mode

1.After installation, launch MiniTool ShadowMaker.

2.Click Keep Trail to use the Trial Edition.

3.Then click Connect in the Local section to manage the local computer.


Step 2: Choose Backup Source

1.Click the Backup option to enter its interface.

2.Then click the Source tab, choose Folder and Files to continue, then choose the files you want to back up. At last, click the OK button. If you want to back up your disks or partitions, you are also allowed to choose another source type: Disk and Partitions.


Step 3: Select a Destination Path to Store Your Files

1.When you return to the Backup page, click the Destination tab.

2.There are four available destination paths for you. Choose one suitable destination to save your files and then click OK to back to the main interface.


Step 4: Start to Back up

1.Click Back up Now to start the process immediately. You can also choose Back up Later to delay the process, then you need to click Back up Now on the Manage page to perform the pending operation.


2.A confirmation message window will pop up. If you are determined to do the backup operation now and click Yes. At the same time, you can also choose whether to check the option: Shut down the computer when all the running backup tasks are finished or not

When you finish all the steps above, you have successfully backed up your data with MiniTool ShadowMaker to protect your PC.

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