What is abc.exe?

The genuine abc.exe file is a software component of Yet Another BitTorrent Client by Open Source.
A free, open source BitTorrent client, ABC is a small client designed after BitTornado. A BitTorrent client is a download utility specifically for torrent files. Coded in Python, development ceased on the program in 2005.

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 abc.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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Abc.exe file information

The process known as abc.exe belongs to software ABC by unknown.

Description: Abc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Abc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 38,400 bytes. 
The software has no file description. It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with abc.exe, you can remove the entire program ABC using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as abc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the abc.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

bit torrent client, about as safe as any p2p software
ABC.exe ist teil eines Bit Torrent Clients
  Xabyos   (further information)
A Bittorrent Downloading Program, Not really a threat, as you control what you download with it. However it still connects your computer to others, and coult thus be relatively dangerous.
It's a bittorrent client. It sometimes fails to shut down properly when you close the program, and just sits there wasting resources
there is a bittorrent client called abc, however there are at least 2 different viruses that use a file called abc.exe.
Found it on my XP pro machine in \Local Settings\Temp. mouseover provided this info: description: AMD Quick Stream Installer company: AppEx Networks
  Al Alias  
if you have a HTC phone it is used when your cell communicates with your comp

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Summary: Average user rating of abc.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think abc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks abc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving abc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with abc. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 abc.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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