What is v.exe? Should I remove it?

V.exe is an executable file that can be associated with various malware

V.exe file is an insecure file that starts a malicious process on your computer, based on the malware it is related to. Typical executable file launches specific procedures on the system, and since this is a malicious file, it initiates parasite components or runs a destructive payload. The presence of this file, in most cases, indicates that your device is affected by particular cyber threat. Developed by Digitalk Inc. and associated with Smalltalk/V, this file is designed for Windows Operating System. It is possibly related to various types of malware and can cause many issues with your device. If you find this process on your Task manager as running in the background or receive system error messages, scan the system of your device with proper antivirus to make sure that this file is malicious.

Name V.EXE
Type Executable file
Related Adware, worms, trojans, and other parasites
Symptoms Causes various errors, runs in the background while using the resources of your computer
Distribution Spam email attachments
Elimination Use your antivirus to determine the purpose of V.EXE and FortectIntego for repairing the virus damage

The V.EXE virus can be installed and used by various malware. The main association is with a worm called AimVen or W32.AImVen.Worm. It also can be related to such parasites as:

  • adware IEPlugin,
  • keylogger 007 Starr,
  • worm BuddyPicture,
  • adware Litmus Trojan,
  • worm W32.Logitall.A,
  • keylogger Kpsule KeyLogger 1.0,
  • etc.

V.exe can be used for different purposes which typically depend on the particular malware it belongs to. Usually, these files launch the malicious payload or execute other parts of the malware attack. Virus this file is related to remains active and running on the device if v.exe is present on the system.

You need to remove v.exe file if you want to get rid of the related malware. However, the corrupt or outdated file can also cause similar problems. You may be concerned about the presence of this executable if you encounter these Windows-based error messages:

  • “V.EXE Application Error”;
  • “V.EXE is not found”;
  • “V.EXE failed”;
  • “V.EXE is not a valid Win32 application”;
  • “V.EXE is not running”;
  • “Cannot find V.EXE.”

Also, if invalid registry keys associated with an executable file or another virus, it causes issues on the device. Scan your system with an antivirus before proceeding with virus termination. If you need to continue with v.exe removal and your antivirus program detects it as malicious eliminate this file using the same or alternative tool. For the possible virus damage repair, use PC repair tools like FortectIntego.

In some cases, a presence of v.exe does not mean that your system is infected. The file may belong to some entirely legitimate applications and therefore must stay intact. If you are in doubt, please scan the v.exe file first using your regular antispyware. 

Spam email attachments contain various insecure files

Many researchers advise paying more attention to processes happening in the system, and another tip they continuously give is to check twice before opening any spam email attachment. This is important because various malicious actors use spam email campaigns to infiltrate the system and infect the devices. 

These emails may look safe or legitimate due to misuse of a well-known company name or service. Malware creators hide their products in documents called Invoice or Financial information to lure more people. Unfortunately, when you open this document on the computer, malicious payload is installed directly on the system. 

You can avoid this by scanning the file before opening, checking the sender of an email first and deleting suspicious emails from the email box without opening, reading or downloading the attachments.

Terminate malicious v.exe file

To determine if you need to remove v.exe completely from your device, you should scan the system with your trustworthy antivirus program. This tool determines if the file is malicious, related to any malware or corrupted. Remember that your device might be affected by severe malware so this full system scan is beneficial for the general performance of your PC.

If you successfully proceeded with v.exe removal remember to clean the system further and repair the damage. FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes can fix issues remaining on the system. Feel free to use another program of your choice for this.

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Alternative Software
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