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: buddy.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
This is a program where the purpose is to display ads to you, this is known as adware. If this is running on your system, chances are good that you are seeing pop-up windows displaying, or various pop-up related ads that you cannot stop.
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What is the buddy.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
Many programs can change their location (especially adware, spyware, malware) as they try to hide their location from you. It is best to do a Windows search and look for the buddy.exe file name on your pc to be sure of the buddy.exe file location. It is best to become familiar with what runs on your system and how programs startup, you may want to run a program like Spy Guardian Pro which will identify everything running when you reboot (you can find this download on google, dogpile, yahoo or any other search engine).
Is buddy.exe spyware?
No, this windows task is not spyware.
Is this software task considered adware or malware?
Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.
Is buddy.exe considered a virus or trojan?
No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.
Would you recommend that I remove buddy.exe?
Yes, I would remove buddy.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.