Most antivirus programs identify bin.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as WS.Reputation.1 or Trojan.Gen, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Small.gen!I or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Small.
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The process known as bin.exe
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by Hyperionics Technology (www.hyperionics.com) or Efecte or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Sage Software (www.sagenorthamerica.com) or ThinUsable.
Description: Bin.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The bin.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 117,760 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 65,024 bytes and 6 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.
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If bin.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 251,392 bytes. There is no file information. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The bin.exe file is not a Windows core file.
Important: You should check the bin.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active bin process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the bin.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 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.