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Windows 7: Le.exe located in SysWoW64, is this a Windows component?


01 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 64-bits Enterpirse
 
 
Le.exe located in SysWoW64, is this a Windows component?

Dear all,

I found out that one of the processes (AutoRun at start-up) running on my Pc (Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bits) is called LE.EXE (le.exe). This appears to me as suspicious since it looks like ie.exe, but it isn't.
This file is located in the system sub-folder 'syswow64' and is always running as a process on the background.

I was wondering if this is a normal/standard Windows component, or that this may be a virus/trojan/spyware. I could not find anything on the internet about this filename, that is why I ask the question here.

Many thanks in advance for your help. Only by checking on your own PC and telling me if you got the same file running/located would be of great help to me!

Complete path:
c:\windows\syswow64\le.exe

(so: not ie.exe but le.exe)

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01 Feb 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

This is a general summary of a scan for le.exe:
le.exe - VirSCAN.org

I would upload and scan it using these tools:

Jotti's malware scan
https://www.virustotal.com/

Regards,
Golden
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01 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 64-bits Enterpirse
 
 

Great, thanks! It worked.
Its indeed a nasty virus. I removed it all manually.

Thanks for the support!
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01 Feb 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

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