What is c.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 c.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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C.exe file information

The process belongs to software Favorit by unknown.

Description: C.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. C.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 199,680 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 173,056 bytes and 33 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. C.exe is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run, DEFAULT\Runonce, MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name c.exe, for example Trojan Horse or Trojan.Skintrim (detected by Symantec), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.IO or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.HN (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the c.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

its a trojan, mine was located in temp folder. go to windows task manager, find it in processes right click it and go to open file location. end the c.exe process in windows task manager, then delete the exe from the file location
The name in regedit is 'Zeldar'!
  Pieter-Jan Rijmenants  
It started running after software install
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  Brandt Andreas  
Most likely it is a virus, a trojan, or some other malware.
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  Deniz Arda Şen  

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Summary: Average user rating of c.exe: based on 11 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 5 users think c.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving c issues

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