aec.sys - Is aec.sys spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is aec.sys?
Purpose of aec.sys:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. aec.sys

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
aec.sys is a program system file that most likely was on your computer when you first purchased it, as system applications or drivers usually arrive pre installed (although remember it is possible that you made hardware changes on your computer, and when you add new hardware you typically install new drivers for that new hardware, so it may also have arrived that way). aec.sys most likely appears as a service on your computer, so you won't find it in your system startup list or BHO list, etc. The actual disk folder location is also listed below to help you verify that aec.sys is not a virus or spyware module, as often spyware and virus writers place similiar or same named files in other folders, hoping that you think that is the same file. Always verify the folder location to make sure it is the correct file and disk location. This file is from Microsoft and it is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system drivers. It is associated with the Windows kernal and provides various internal functions. It will appear on most XP computers and possibly on Vista. This aec.sys file is considered safe and is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Visit aec.sys for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the aec.sys location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at c:\windows\System32\DRIVERS\61883.sys


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, aec.sys may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. aec.sys can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is aec.sys spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove aec.sys?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    aec.sys is a program system file that most likely was on your computer when you first purchased it, as system applications or drivers usually arrive pre installed (although remember it is possible that you made hardware changes on your computer, and when you add new hardware you typically install new drivers for that new hardware, so it may also have arrived that way). aec.sys most likely appears as a service on your computer, so you won't find it in your system startup list or BHO list, etc. The actual disk folder location is also listed below to help you verify that aec.sys is not a virus or spyware module, as often spyware and virus writers place similiar or same named files in other folders, hoping that you think that is the same file. Always verify the folder location to make sure it is the correct file and disk location. This file is from Microsoft and it is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system drivers. It is associated with the Windows kernal and provides various internal functions. It will appear on most XP computers and possibly on Vista. This aec.sys file is considered safe and is not spyware, adware, or virus related. This file will be found at c:\windows\System32\DRIVERS\61883.sys Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.