sxec.tmp - Is sxec.tmp trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is sxec.tmp?
Purpose of sxec.tmp:



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. sxec.tmp

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
sxeC.tmp is a program file which most likely was installed by you at one time or another. The exact disk location is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location on your hard drive if you are suspicious, as this will help you identify spyware and viruses. This program is found along with the spooIsv.exe trojan or virus. Remove this from your startup list. Although this is a temp file, there is no reason for this to be in your startup list. Action should be taken to remove it from your registry. If you do not have a cleanup software program that will allow you to cleanup your startup list, then click start, then run, then type msconfig and click ok to run it. Go to the startup tab and uncheck this temp program. As always, run your virus checker. Visit sxec.tmp 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 sxec.tmp location, where is it stored on my computer?
This will be located at C:\WINNT\System32\sxeC.tmp


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

  • Is sxec.tmp spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove sxec.tmp?
        Yes, I would remove sxec.tmp 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.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    sxeC.tmp is a program file which most likely was installed by you at one time or another. The exact disk location is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location on your hard drive if you are suspicious, as this will help you identify spyware and viruses. This program is found along with the spooIsv.exe trojan or virus. Remove this from your startup list. Although this is a temp file, there is no reason for this to be in your startup list. Action should be taken to remove it from your registry. If you do not have a cleanup software program that will allow you to cleanup your startup list, then click start, then run, then type msconfig and click ok to run it. Go to the startup tab and uncheck this temp program. As always, run your virus checker. This will be located at C:\WINNT\System32\sxeC.tmp Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.