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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
This file is a program called AOL companion. This basically gives you access to a range of AOL information and AOL programs from your system tray without having the client open. Many people really like this feature as it provides quick access to many things. If you are not using AOL as your ISP service or email service, then you should not see this since it comes with the America Online installation. Visit companion.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 companion.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This location is not currently listed, but this should be found in the AOL installation folder.


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

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

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