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What is a.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the a.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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A.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with a
A.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 8/7/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: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, DEFAULT\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If problems with a.exe occur, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ System Alert Popup.

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External information from Paul Collins:

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  

Rating chart

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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Best practices for resolving a issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with a. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the a.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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