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What is download.exe?

Download.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 download.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.

Download.exe file information

The process known as Shockwave UltraShim or GF1O belongs to software Director (version MX 2004) or D6YAg or Command & Conquer Renegade by Macromedia (www.macromedia.com) or NwQ3qe.

Description: Download.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file download.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 505,344 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 5,686,784 bytes or 6,358,528 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/download.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Download.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with download.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Command & Conquer Renegade or ASUS Wireless Router WL-500gP.

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If download.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 67,984 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 68,560 bytes or 63,168 bytes. The program has no visible window. Download.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

If download.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 765,952 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Download.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "DealHelperDown" definitely not required. DealHelper adware
  • "Eac Download" definitely not required. Associated with Webcelerator - spyware. Read eAcceleration's privacy statement here

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as download.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan.Win32.VBKrypt.cdvs (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_VBINJ.SMIE (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the download.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

Traktor Downloads
download.exe is a process registered as a dialler which can use your computer's telephone line to dial high cost toll numbers without your consent or knowledge.
  Ken   (further information)
abyss web server
  jessica drago  
File download.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder.
  ashish singh  
download file
  iddy rashidy  

Summary: Average user rating of download.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments.
2 users think download.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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