How to remove an test error
The free file information forum can help you determine if test.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Test.exe file information
The process known as test.exe appears to be part of software TuneUp Utilities or Microsoft Corporation ActiveX or 539 IRC Bot or Project1 by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or TuneUp Software (www.tune-up.com) or BKHN.
Description: test.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 778,240 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes or 646,144 bytes.
The process 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 application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File test.exe is not a Windows system file. test.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 89% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If test.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 88% dangerous. The file size is 75,876 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,202,688 bytes or 81,920 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. test.exe is able to connect to Internet, record inputs, monitor applications and hide itself.
If test.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 837,632 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. test.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.
If test.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes.
If test.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 1,418,872 bytes.
If test.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 40,960 bytes.
If test.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 183,143 bytes.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as test.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the test.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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