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

what is icq.exe?
Purpose of icq.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. icq.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
This program is the "ICQ" chat program, which many people like and use. This has an entire network of chats and messageboards for people to meet and chat online. This program is safe and has been popular for many years. If you don't use ICQ you can remove this, but many people have and use this program. It will also communicate with AOL instant messenger or AIM messenger and can share buddy lists with each. Visit icq.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 icq.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file or program will be found in your ICQ folder.


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 virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, 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, icq.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. icq.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is icq.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 icq.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    This program is the "ICQ" chat program, which many people like and use. This has an entire network of chats and messageboards for people to meet and chat online. This program is safe and has been popular for many years. If you don't use ICQ you can remove this, but many people have and use this program. It will also communicate with AOL instant messenger or AIM messenger and can share buddy lists with each. This file or program will be found in your ICQ folder. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.