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aim.exe process file

What is aim.exe? Is aim.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: AOL Instant Messenger or AOL Instant Messenger (SM) or LimeFire - By Zim

Product: AOL Instant Messenger or AOL Instant Messenger (SM) or LimeFire - By Zim

Company: America Online, Inc ( or

File: aim.exe

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156 users ask for this file. 1 user didn't rate it ("don't know"). 5 users rated it as not dangerous. 1 user rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 6 users rated it as dangerous.

All comments about aim.exe:
Oliver Dutta AOL Instant Messenger  See also: Link
Mike Instant Messenging Service (AIM = Aol Instant Messenger)  See also: Link
John Hays Aol Instant Messenger (AIM) TOTALLY HARMLESS!  See also: Link
jesse can easly be infected to harness trojans that hide them self from firewalls receive message aim.exe has caused errors, and my computer shuts itself down, why I not understand
Not dangerous  See also: Link
Somone I cant delete it... its called aim.exe but i dunno how i got it... and makes my computer slow.. a lot slower than before ..its a worm
Jay S It is a IM spreaded virus that mines information and slows your computer down.
AOL Instant Messenger installs Adware WxBug.EXE and then it is nearly impossible to remove AOL Instant Messenger or WxBug.EXE.
Andre Portugal It's killing my PC. Too dangerous! ALERT!
Harmless messaging system, but can install other unwanted programs during installation if you're not careful.
Nate Henjes AIM itself isn't harmful but it installs, without warning, Viewpoint Media Player that basically replaces Windows Media Player. Check you Add/Remove panel and remove viewpoint media player  See also: Link
Tim It is malicious adware,not entirely sure where i got it, im trying security task manager (free for scanning and quarantining processes) so far everything i have quarantined has stayed off : aim.exe, cAppp.exe, mc-110-12-0000190.exe, system32s, {2296428D- - - .exe, i have also looked it up elsewhere, some people say to enter windows in safe mode and delete them from the registry so they can't re-manifest themselves, i haven't tried that yet. Good luck.  See also: Link
WilRa If you have aol installed it should be Ok (with a good antivirus of course), but if you got it and dont have aol installed its really dangerous, and you should delete the process.
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