What is  -.exe?

By PanicSchmanik
Jul 27, 2009
  1. I connect my Ipod to a computer and an exec from the Ipod called " -.exe " tries to connect to internet. I block it, but in taskmanager there's now a file called " -.eXe " which takes up a lot of CPU.

    I would've just searched the net, but search engines aren't case sensitive, and don't recognise this symbol thingy: - . (Dunno what it's called in English.)

    I think this question fits in this forum section, but if it doesn't, sorry.
  2. ThexDarksider

    ThexDarksider TS Rookie Posts: 28

    You should probably delete it, and if it reappears, use a trick: make an empty -.exe file and make it read-only. That way you can be sure no more -.exe will appear.

    Cheers :)
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    You question is not clear enough for a final answer, but this might help you understand the .exe file extension:

    Executable File Microsoft Corporation
    You are posting in the Virus and Malware Removal Forum. If you would like help with that, please follow the steps here: Virus and Malware Removal.
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