aim.exe - Is aim.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is aim.exe?
Purpose of aim.exe:



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. aim.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Aim.exe is a program which could have been installed by you, or may have even arrived on your computer the day you purchased it as this may have been preinstalled software. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This aim.exe file is the free AIM instant messenger, and almost everyone will find this on their computer as its a very popular and free IM program. If you are chatting and have this open, you will see it in your task list. You may also see this under name aim95.exe. Visit aim.exe 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 aim.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You should do a Windows search to find the aim.exe file. (Most files are simple to find by using your Windows search, so rather then list the locations, which can change, you can easily scan your hard drive to detect it. Be carefull if you ever find more then one occurance, as some spyware programs try to imitate others!)


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, aim.exe 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. aim.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is aim.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove aim.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    Aim.exe is a program which could have been installed by you, or may have even arrived on your computer the day you purchased it as this may have been preinstalled software. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This aim.exe file is the free AIM instant messenger, and almost everyone will find this on their computer as its a very popular and free IM program. If you are chatting and have this open, you will see it in your task list. You may also see this under name aim95.exe. You should do a Windows search to find the aim.exe file. (Most files are simple to find by using your Windows search, so rather then list the locations, which can change, you can easily scan your hard drive to detect it. Be carefull if you ever find more then one occurance, as some spyware programs try to imitate others!) Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.