How to remove the _ex-08 virus

Most antivirus programs identify _ex-08.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_KRAP.SMOF or TROJ_BREDLAB.SMP, and Symantec identifies it as Packed.Generic.265 or W32.Waledac.

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_ex-08.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with _ex-08
_ex-08.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The _ex-08.exe process does provide any valid information about its producer.

Description: _ex-08.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file _ex-08.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 416,256 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 510,976 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). _ex-08.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify _ex-08.exe related errors

Important: You should check the _ex-08.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It is a Trojan Virus Dropper if found in C:\WINDOWS\temp\_ex-08.exe
Its a Trojan Horse (Dropper) from a Fake AV
  Sperber Alexander  

Summary: Average user rating of _ex-08.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think _ex-08.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving _ex-08 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active _ex-08 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the _ex-08.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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