What is b.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 b.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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B.exe file information

The process known as b.exe belongs to software AGEIA PhysX or Favorit by unknown.

Description: B.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file b.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 153,088 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes and 62 more variants. 
The application has no file description. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run, User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify b.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name b.exe, for example Packed.Generic.187 or Trojan.Fakeavalert (detected by Symantec), and Win32:Trojan-gen {Other} (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the b.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

ESET couldn't handle it, but quarantined then successfully deleted via AVG
one instance of b.exe is associated with a trojan used in an advertizing scam that uses the system's internet connection to actively download audio advertisements and open web-browsers to sponsered addresses
  Overlord Shriker  
it will play random commutials or other sound files without i program running
its a virus, deleted the .exe file, the .pf file, did registry clean with ccleaner and its gone
something has hacked my PC and is playing music through my speakers!
it is a virus which is hidden in C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop which gives an error in evry 4-5 min if u found it then immideaty remove it or delete it
in my task manager
  md. hafizur rahman  
Its a virus
It is 100% a virus. I had It
  Andrew P.  
Öffnet Fenster,verursacht Fehler
It also now has an msb.exe process as well. Kill it.
  Dustin Moore  
He has the name "Monopod"
It is Malware and it will play sound of a com. but no video
I found b.exe in C:\Users\Erik\AppData\Local\Temp, along with a.exe and c.exe, removed them all.
b.exe access internet without permission and in my case has started internet radio without me knowing, have tried delelting registry keys, and files, next time i boot file is back. Temp fix is to kill process in Task manger
  Frank   (further information)
It is a worm. It will make your computer experience background advertisements. If you tried running MalwareBytes anti-malware, it disabled the process and deleted the program itself.
  Helper of Society  
it seeme to be associated with thexa website Blinkx
  robert ruppell  
Redirects me when trying to click on a link on net
  Nick Callaghan  
I know that it wipes your entire computer, it's not fun to have. Also, there is A.exe
  Bradley Blei  
It pops up every now and again and tries to open some unknown website. Since I don't know what these websites are I cannot discern how dangerous this is, but I don't intend on finding out. Not too bad, but annoying.
steals more than half my CPU cycles and 50mbs of memory with no apparent purpose. Noticed that ads randomly pop up in IE8 (firefox is default browser). May have something to do with that stupid 'evony' game that you see fucking ads for everyfuckingwhere on teh internets now. Also advertises for that game.
It was hidden in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  Toon Beumer Holland  
Is a adware process, can copy to registry, ect
  Jake Fisher  
In my case, I found it to be in C:\Documents and Settings\ USER \Local Settings\Temp directory. There were also a.exe, a.dat and c.exe
renos.exe trojan
It just appeared one day, it doesn't SEEM to do anything so DELETE it at first chance (close the process through taskmanager first if you cannot delete it straight away).
b.exe is a execultable file that disrupts you while web browing. Sometimes out of nowhere even while not having a Internet Explorer window, it still manages to to peak in and play audio advertisement, and some audio streams (i.e. the Adams Family Webisode) you wonder where it comes from then you open Task Manager under the Process tab you see a bunch of b.exe and iexplorer windows even if you dont have an open window, getting rid of it can be challenging becuase even with the Norton 2010 version it still wasnt able to diminish the b.exe just quarantine and comes back. Very Annoying!!!
  Yesenia   (further information)
Memory eating virus
  D Money  
it plays radio and other sounds wich is annoying
es handelt sich um einen Virus oder Trojaner, denn jedes mal, wenn man versucht es zu löschen im TM, schlägt Kaspersky IS Alarm, dass der PC infiziert sei.
Boxer Text editor.
  H Koehler   (further information)
In my case, It was install as part of a legacy business DOS program called MACS. This program was originally written with Throughgood BASIC
  Keith.R   (further information)
Sometimes hidden in Documents and Settings\ username \Local Settings\Temp , don't forget to clean up that spot
  Anthony Lahousse  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of b.exe: based on 41 votes with 35 user comments. One user thinks b.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. 9 users suspect danger. 28 users think b.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade b.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving b issues

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