aim.exe - Is aim.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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!)


  • Is aim.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is aim.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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