What is Icon.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 Icon.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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Icon.exe file information

The process known as ICON MFC Application or Icon MFC Application or Icon Application For Wireless belongs to software ICON Application or Icon Application or Icon Application For Wireless by unknown.

Description: Icon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Icon.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 49,152 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no file information. Icon.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If Icon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 221,184 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. It is a Microsoft signed file. The Icon.exe file is not a Windows core file. Icon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If Icon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 192,512 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. Icon.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Icon.exe is not a Windows core file. Icon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Icon.exe. Therefore, you should check the Icon.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

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Icon.exe is most likely a variant of the RapidBlaster parasite. Recent variants of RapidBlaster "morph" themselves to evade detection. RapidBlaster will download data from its controlling server that contains a new folder and filename. It copies itself to that folder, terminates the original process, deletes the original file, and then runs under a new file name with a new location.
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Summary: Average user rating of Icon.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think Icon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think Icon.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Icon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Icon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Icon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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