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What is a.exe?

A.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if a.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


A.exe file information

The process known as Auto Check Utility or BDA Monitor Application or Runs console-mode programs sans console

belongs to software Imation Disk Manager V a or install or tghfgyrtyrt or xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or by or run or BDA Monitor Application or Microsoft Windows Operating System

by XTC or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or eMPIA Technology (www.empiatech.com.tw) or Charles S. Wilson or w00t or qzrsso.

Description: A.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. a.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 86,020 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 141,824 bytes and 42 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/a.exe.html 
There is no file information. It is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with a.exe occur, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ System Alert Popup.

Recommended: Identify a.exe related errors

If a.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 1,252,615 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 1,216,512 bytes and 22 more variants. It is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. A.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

If a.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 155,136 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 91,140 bytes, 143,872 bytes or 158,208 bytes. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. A.exe is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
If problems with a.exe occur, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Imation Disk Manager V a.

If a.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 86,027 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 162,816 bytes, 8,025 bytes, 58,372 bytes or 146,944 bytes.

If a.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 78% dangerous. The file size is 54,784 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 150,016 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "a" definitely not required. Commercials file that registers itself in the system registry and redirects IE to a certain commercial website

Important: Some malware also uses the file name a.exe, for example TROJ_FAKEALE.JJO or TROJ_SMALL.EK (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.evz or Heur.AntiAV (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the a.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.



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User Comments

Scanned it by Norton, WORM detected
   
Norton: Adware.WinFavorites
  DWay   (further information)
you get it if you download like picturestealer of emotionstealer add for msn moslty if you download unknown programs RUN regedit en search everting that has the word solutions and delete it use Adaware SE it instals makes conection with a remote computer without you notic
  abdel  
I know It appeared after I accessed TVUplayer, I picked a channel to watch and viola boompff there it was.
  J.Michaels  
It its totally dangerous and cannot be quarantined, nuked, healed, vaulted, removed, killed or deleted! It took control of several functions of my operating system of my new Acer-Vista 64 computer and seems to slowly be spreading its fingers of doom throughout my new computer. It waltzed right through the Windows Defender, Avira and Mozilla firewalls and all security guards. It truly sucks!!!
  SAG  
its not a windows core file
  pete  
Kepps loading a random radiostation in the background .. uses alot of CPU , found it under my processes on task manager.. verry annoying when watchin a film or listening to music, any antivirus program should remove it
  Will  
If a.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" then it is very bad, it will cause pop ups to occure regardless of wether you have a pop-up blocker or not. remove it from the registry using regedit or you could use "hackthis" if you dont know your way around the registry
  seabee  
it can also be found in C: documents and settings "your username" Temp... Also same directory except prefetch folder
  Bobby  
VIRUS
  Simon  
There is no legal file named a.exe
  John  

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Summary: Average user rating of a.exe: based on 11 votes with 11 user comments.
2 users suspect danger. 9 users think a.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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