x.exe ??

  timestar 10:21 19 Jan 2008
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Noticed that this process is running on my laptop and set to run on start up. Having Googled it some sites say it is a legitimate file (something to do with running Unix stuff), another site says it is Adware connected with a company called Maxfiles and should be removed. Any ideas?

  birdface 10:24 19 Jan 2008

click here but don't be hasty other programs say it is a proper program,But safer to run your Security programs.

  MAJ 10:25 19 Jan 2008

Stop it from running at startup, see if you notice any changes, if not, then get rid of it if it's your own laptop and not a work laptop. Also do the usual up-to-date antivirus and antispyware scans.

  timestar 10:27 19 Jan 2008

This process is x.exe, rather than 5.x.exe referred to in your link - or are they the same thing? I run ESETT Smart Security which says laptop is clean, as do SuperAntiSpyware and AVG. Is it okay then?

  MAJ 10:31 19 Jan 2008

Right-click on the exe, choose Properties > Version tab and see who the file belongs to, timestar.

  SANTOS7 10:32 19 Jan 2008

there are three X.EXE, X.exe and x.exe they are diferent,

which one do you have...

  birdface 10:32 19 Jan 2008

click here it is a program that can be downloaded,Some say its safe others disagree.This looks like the actual program so I don't know if you have downloaded it recently.click here

  timestar 10:42 19 Jan 2008

I have never knowingly downloaded this file, and it is definitely x.exe.

  SANTOS7 10:46 19 Jan 2008

click here

adware...

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