Most antivirus programs identify FileName.exe as malware—e.g. BitDefender identifies it as DeepScan:Generic.Sdbot.BD73E88F, and Sophos identifies it as Sus/ComPack.
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Description: FileName.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FileName.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 712,704 bytes.
The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Runonce, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If FileName.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 458,752 bytes. There is no file information. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Runonce, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce, DEFAULT\Run). FileName.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The FileName.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. FileName.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.
If FileName.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 86,016 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Runonce, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce, DEFAULT\Run). The FileName.exe file is not a Windows system file. FileName.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: You should check the FileName.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: Security Task Manager examines the active FileName process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the FileName.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 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.