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#1 glutton

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 10:46 AM

EXENAME.exe is another hidden file i found in Windows/System
There's no VERSION info on it (if you click on properties you can usually tell if it's legit or not) so i don't want to delete it yet...
Anyone know anything about this badboy?
It looks shady.

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 12:13 PM

Although some malware creates files with similar names, Exename.exe is a legitmate Windows file/application.
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 01:20 PM

What is EXENAME.exe for then??

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 01:27 PM

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....ve_chapter1.asp

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 01:54 PM

Thanks John,
I appreciate your reply, however I get impatient when it comes to computer problems and I ended up deleting this file before your first reply... I've rebooted (soft/hard) a number of times since then and no problems yet so hopefully i get away with it!

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:32 PM

Hopefully in this case, no harm was done by deleting this .exe; and, while I understand impatience, sometimes a "wrong" delete can really destroy the functioning of your operating system or key applications. One place to look before deleting is our own "start-up database" which contains a plethora of programs (all are searchable!) with information about whether they are needed, optional, or "bad."
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