File.exe is a recently discovered malware that poses a major danger to any machine it manages to infiltrate. File.exe is a Trojan Horse that may infect a computer without the user’s knowledge, and it may take some time before the victim realizes that the system is compromised.
Trojan infections are sneaky and hard to remove because they operate in secrecy. For this reason, it’s important to use a reputable antivirus program to find Trojans as soon as possible.
The File.exe virus
The File.exe virus is a relatively new threat, therefore, it is possible that it is not yet included in the databases of many antivirus systems. And while zero-day protection in some antivirus programs may assist, there is no guarantee that the File.exe virus will be discovered in time.
In such a scenario, the danger may have to be located and eliminated manually. If you haven’t dealt with infections like File.exe before, it is preferable to invest in a security program that can identify and remove Trojans and other dangers rather than spend money on recovery solutions after a big attack.
As we mentioned above, the Trojans operate in secrecy. Thus, there may be no visible signs that such malware is present on your computer. However, this is not always the case. For instance, if the Trojan has gained control of your system, it might set it to carry out operations that are resource-intensive. These activities may include crypto mining, spam distribution, and DDoS attacks. Because of the high CPU and RAM demands of these tasks, your computer may unexpectedly become unresponsive, freeze, or crash. Therefore, if you have these problems often, it might mean that something is wrong with your system and a Trojan like File.exe is secretly running on it.
Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list of all the infection symptoms that such threats may cause. They may differ from case to case, depending on what the malware intends to do once it has gained access to the system. If the Trojan’s only goal is to spy on you, for instance, you may not see any visible indicators of infection. Another type of malicious activity that might operate covertly on an infected machine is keylogging. When performed by malicious software like File.exe, App.exe or Energy.exe, keylogging may be very destructive since it can collect sensitive information. Besides passwords, this includes any sensitive data you may have shared, such as bank details, chat logs, or details about your professional or personal life. Needless to say, hackers may use such information against you in a variety of malicious ways. This includes blackmail, harassment, and financial theft.
What should you do if File.exe is present on your PC?
Now that you know what kind of danger File.exe is, there is no doubt that you should get rid of it immediately. If you want to manually remove File.exe and any other malicious files connected to it, please follow the removal steps we’ve provided below. Using a virus removal software is another option that may be used if you are unable to follow the manual instructions or if they fail to successfully delete the Trojan.
Remove File.exe Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove File.exe you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for File.exe and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall File.exe as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of File.exe completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!