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ThreatExpert's awareness of the file "windows.exe":

Across all ThreatExpert reports, the file "windows.exe" was mostly identified as a threat.
File "windows.exe" has the following statistics:
Total number of reports analysed611,932
Number of cases that involved the file "windows.exe"576
Number of incidents when this file was found to be a threat519
Statistical volume of cases when "windows.exe" was a threat90%
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The file "windows.exe" is known to be created under the following filenames:
%AllUsersProfile%\cncdown.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\desktop.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\documents.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\drm.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\drm\drm.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\favorites.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\templates.exe
%AppData%\1.exe
%AppData%\aibo\aibologon.exe
%AppData%\aibo\aiboreg.exe
%AppData%\aibo\aiboserv.exe
%AppData%\alna.scr
%AppData%\blaah.exe
%AppData%\calc.exe
%AppData%\codecsetup.exe
%AppData%\codecsetup3788.exe
%AppData%\codecsetup4127.exe
%AppData%\codecsetup6400.exe
%AppData%\codecsetup8536.exe
%AppData%\cp_setup_assist.exe
%AppData%\cuda.exe
%AppData%\dealassistant\dauninstall.exe
%AppData%\digifast\dfuninstall.exe
%AppData%\done.exe
%AppData%\flexiblesoft.exe
%AppData%\hose.exe
%AppData%\ijango_toolbar_installer.exe
%AppData%\ldr.exe
%AppData%\lsass.exe
%AppData%\microsoft.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\cd burning\done.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\credentials\credentials.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\credentials\done.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\done.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\dtsc\t.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\helpctr.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\helpctr\done.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\helpctr\helpctr.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\media player\done.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\microsoft.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\office71\vhchk.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\speech\files\userlexicons\userlexicons.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows media\9.0.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows media\9.0\9.0.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows media\9.0\done.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows media\done.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\done.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\ernsjyi.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\jjcmdrj.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\nheste.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\nxmwp.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\rwmgh.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\security\user0.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\tbljxjk.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\themes\themes.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\vohth.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\vvpmyvaw.exe
%AppData%\microsoft\windows\windows.exe
%AppData%\mxplay\temp\mxplay_installer.exe
%AppData%\ntcom.dll
%AppData%\nthead.dll
%AppData%\pak-5593.exe
%AppData%\pak-5594.exe
%AppData%\pak-5595.exe
%AppData%\pak-5596.exe
%AppData%\pak-5597.exe
%AppData%\pak-5598.exe
%AppData%\pak-5599.exe
%AppData%\pak-5600.exe
%AppData%\pak-5601.exe
%AppData%\pak-5602.exe
%AppData%\pak-5603.exe
%AppData%\powerfile.exe
%AppData%\powerfile.exe.exe
%AppData%\salehoo\auctionalert\_tmp\aa.exe
%AppData%\salehoo\salehooalert\_tmp\aa.exe
%AppData%\scvhost.exe
%AppData%\services.exe
%AppData%\silverlight\silverlight.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\_cw0srv.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\234672.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\239874.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\293874.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\345674.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\345676.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\435627.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\543978.exe
%AppData%\skynet\muonline\546783.exe
%AppData%\speedrunner\sruninstall.exe
%AppData%\system.exe
%AppData%\system.exe.exe
%AppData%\temp.dll
%AppData%\truesword4.exe
%AppData%\vmware.exe
%AppData%\wefisetup.exe
%AppData%\winbutler\winbuninstaller.exe
%AppData%\winbutler\winbutler.exe
%AppData%\windows.exe
%AppData%\windows\csrss.exe
Notes:
  • %AllUsersProfile% is a variable that specifies the all users' profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users (Windows NT/2000/XP).
  • %AppData% is a variable that refers to the file system directory that serves as a common repository for application-specific data. A typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data.

The file "windows.exe" has the following possible countries of origin:
OriginNumber of Incidents
China89
United Kingdom34
Indonesia22
Spain18
Russian Federation12
Germany6
Brazil4
Portugal2
France1
Iran1
Republic of Korea1
Sweden1
Taiwan1

The following threats are known to be associated with the file "windows.exe":
Threat AliasNumber of Incidents
W32.SillyFDC [Symantec]151
Trojan Horse [Symantec]60
Generic VB.b [McAfee]52
Virus:Win32/Sality.AM [Microsoft]39
W32.SillyDC [Symantec]38
W32/Sality-AM [Sophos]38
Trojan.VB.EPP [PC Tools]34
W32/Virut.gen [McAfee]31
W32/Sality.gen [McAfee]30
Worm.Win32.VB.cj [Kaspersky Lab]29
Infostealer [Symantec]27
Worm.Win32.VB.act [Kaspersky Lab]26
Trojan.Win32.VB.atg [Kaspersky Lab]25
Worm.Win32.AutoIt.v [Kaspersky Lab]25
Trojan-PSW.Generic [PC Tools]24
W32.Sality.AE [Symantec]23
Worm.VB.VLL [PC Tools]22
Worm.Win32.VB [Ikarus]22
Mal/VB-F [Sophos]21
Win-Trojan/Xema.variant [AhnLab]21
Trojan-Dropper.Vb [Ikarus]20
VirTool:Win32/VBInject.U [Microsoft]20
W32/Generic.b [McAfee]20
Backdoor.Graybird [Symantec]18
Email-Worm.Win32.Runouce.b [Kaspersky Lab]18
Generic.dx [McAfee]18
PE_Chir.B [Trend Micro]18
Trojan.Win32.Refroso.abmg [Kaspersky Lab]18
VirTool.Win32.Vbinder [Ikarus]18
W32/Chir.b@MM [McAfee]18
Win-Trojan/Poison.90185 [AhnLab]18
Worm.Win32.AutoIt [Ikarus]18
W32/Generic.Delphi.b [McAfee]17
WORM_VB.CDV [Trend Micro]17
W32/Autorun.worm.i.gen [McAfee]16
Backdoor.Trojan [Symantec]15
Generic VB [McAfee]15
Mal/Generic-A [Sophos]15
Mal/Behav-043 [Sophos]14
Virus.Win32.IndoVirus.a [Kaspersky Lab]14
Worm.Win32.AutoRun [Ikarus]14
JS.Chir.B [PC Tools]13
Win32.Sality.AM.Gen [PC Tools]12
Worm.Win32.VB.cj [Ikarus]12
Worm:Win32/VB.UK [Microsoft]12
Trojan:Win32/Malagent [Microsoft]11
Virus.Win32.VB.eu [Kaspersky Lab]11
W32.Chir.B@mm [Symantec]11
W32/Autorun.worm.f [McAfee]11
Worm.VB.AARY [PC Tools]11
Mal/SillyFDC-A [Sophos]10
Packed.Win32.Klone.af [Kaspersky Lab]10
PE_SALITY.EK [Trend Micro]10
PE_VIRUT.GEN-2 [Trend Micro]10
Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!B [Microsoft]10
W32/YahLover.worm [McAfee]10
Win32/Kashu.B [AhnLab]10
Worm.AutoIt.v [PC Tools]10
WORM_AUTORUN.ACO [Trend Micro]10
Backdoor.VB.EAOD [PC Tools]9
BackDoor-ARR [McAfee]9
BKDR_HUPIGON.EVG [Trend Micro]9
Bloodhound.Unknown [Symantec]9
Trojan.DL.CKSPost.Gen [PC Tools]9
W32/Silly-E [Sophos]9
Win32/Xema.worm.32768.AS [AhnLab]9
Backdoor.Win32.Poison.pg [Kaspersky Lab]8
Backdoor.Win32.VB.bsi [Kaspersky Lab]8
Backdoor:Win32/Poisonivy.E [Microsoft]8
PE_SALITY.EN [Trend Micro]8
PE_VIRUT.XP [Trend Micro]8
Trojan.Win32.Agent2.eeh [Kaspersky Lab]8
Virus.Win32.Sality [Ikarus]8
Virus.Win32.Sality.aa [Kaspersky Lab]8
W32/Chir-B [Sophos]8
W32/VB-EAI [Sophos]8
Worm.Win32.AutoRun.dfs [Kaspersky Lab]8
BackDoor-DKI.gen.a [McAfee]7
PE_DROWOR.A [Trend Micro]7
PE_SALITY.JER [Trend Micro]7
PE_VIRUT.XL [Trend Micro]7
Trojan.KillAV.FB [PC Tools]7
Trojan.Win32.KillAV.hh [Kaspersky Lab]7
Trojan.Win32.VB [Ikarus]7
Trojan-PWS.Win32.OnLineGames [Ikarus]7
Virus.Win32.Virut.q [Kaspersky Lab]7
W32/Cekar [McAfee]7
W32/Virut.gen.a [McAfee]7
Win32.Virut.Gen.4 [PC Tools]7
WORM_SILLY.SCC [Trend Micro]7
Backdoor:Win32/Delf.ZSU [Microsoft]6
BackDoor-DME [McAfee]6
Email-Worm.Win32.Rays [Ikarus]6
Email-Worm.Win32.Silly.e [Kaspersky Lab]6
IRC.Backdoor.Trojan [Symantec]6
Net-Worm.SillyFDC [PC Tools]6
PE_SALITY.AL [Trend Micro]6
Troj/Agent-GCY [Sophos]6
Troj/Smalla-Gen [Sophos]6
Trojan.Agent.WXN [PC Tools]6