What is conime.exe?
Conime.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if conime.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Conime.exe file information
Description: The original conime.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. conime.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 69,120 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 27,648 bytes and 6 more variants.
The conime.exe file is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Conime.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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Viruses with the same file name
Is conime.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true conime.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Console IME".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are such as Worm:Win32/Emerleox.gen!A or Backdoor:Win32/Hupigon.CN (detected by Microsoft), and Infostealer or W32.Gammima (detected by Symantec).
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How to recognize suspicious variants? If conime.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 8% dangerous. The file size is 69,120 bytes (76% of all occurrences), 68,608 bytes or 17,089 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is a Microsoft signed file.
If conime.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 69,246 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 96,897 bytes, 96,896 bytes, 48,436 bytes or 96,899 bytes. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The conime.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Conime.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications, record inputs and manipulate other programs.
If conime.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 55% dangerous. The file size is 5,709,824 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 17,408 bytes.
If conime.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 8,192 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 32,963 bytes.
If conime.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 17,408 bytes.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as conime.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the conime.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.
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