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What’s MassiveExtension.exe (Massive Extension)? Is it safe or a virus?

MassiveExtension.exe is a software developed by Massive Computing, Inc. It describes itself as having the ability to "Let users pay with idle processing power and bandwidth instead of personal attention and data". In many cases the Massive software sits in the background consuming CPU or network resources, in exchange for letting software users use certain software features.

Massive offers an SDK for software developers where Massive writes that software developers can "Earn thousands of dollars more per year without impacting user experience or collecting any personal info".

They also write that software developers can "Spend more time coding awesome new apps than figuring out how to make money on them".

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Who makes MassiveExtension.exe (Massive Extension)?

We’ve found Massive Computing, Inc. should be the publisher of MassiveExtension.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 8, 2024

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