What is exe.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 exe.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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Exe.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with exe
Exe.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as l0aoler exe or VXD Filter belongs to software VXD Filter or tutl0aoler by download corp.

Description: Exe.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The exe.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 274,432 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 17,408 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to turn to the software developer, Exelearning, for advice, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall the software eXe -- eLearning XHTML editor using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware also uses the file name exe.exe, for example TROJ_GEN.R2FE1IB or TROJ_BURNIX.SMEP (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan-Spy.Win32.Wemon.aey or Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.dec (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the exe.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

Seems like a malware
  Paul   (further information)
Don't Download anything with "exe.exe" at the end!
This malware makes your documents .exe.exe.exe file.... The software I've mentioned below helps you to remove it....
  Princely Royan   (further information)
Scareware, Maleware
  J. Passlack  
It is a ransomware trojan that creates a screensaver mspro32.scr that puts a message in the far-right corner. It does this at startup.
Found it on a idle WindowsXP system that was having problems. Resisted all attempts at removal, was tracking network traffic and was sending data to an unknown server. MBAM got it out.

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Summary: Average user rating of exe.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users suspect danger. 4 users think exe.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving exe issues

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