How to remove the aecache virus

Most antivirus programs identify aecache.exe as malware—such as Sophos identifies it as Mal/Basine-C, and Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Bandok.av.

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Aecache.exe file information

The process contains no information about the creator.

Description: Aecache.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The aecache.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,256 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\RunOnce). The aecache.exe file is not a Windows system file. aecache.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify aecache.exe related errors

Important: You should check the aecache.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 cannot be deleted as it spawns an unknown additional process (or places a hook into explore.exe) that constantly checks for the presence of aecache.exe in c:\windows\system32 and recreates it if deleted. The registry entries that run this file on bootup are the same whereupon they get recreated when deleted. I have been unsuccessful in ridding my system of this file/process and am unsure what else it is doing once running.
  Todd M.  

Summary: Average user rating of aecache.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks aecache.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving aecache issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active aecache process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the aecache.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 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.

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