What is app_icon.ico?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the app_icon.ico 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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App_icon.ico file information

The process app_icon.ico has no data about its author.

Description: App_icon.ico is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The app_icon.ico file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 292,878 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The app_icon.ico file is not a Windows core file. app_icon.ico appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as app_icon.ico. Therefore, you should check the app_icon.ico 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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Best practices for resolving app_icon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with app_icon. 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.

To help you analyze the app_icon.ico process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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