Is conime.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of conime.exe:









File purpose and description:

conime.exe is a software program which was most likely arrived on your computer as preinstalled software but may also have been installed by you. The correct file and folder location is also listed below for you, and should always be verified as spyware and virus writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This conime.exe file has multiple different variations, including a virus version which you may have been reading about on the web. If this were on my computer I would do the following actions. If you suspect that you have a virus, you may want to just reboot into safe mode and rename the file as conime.backup instead of conime.exe for example, then reboot and see if everything is fine. This will help elminate any confusion as to whether you have a virus or not. These are the action I would take under this scenario, or any scenario when you have multple variations of a file that can exist. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
conime.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, conime.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of conime.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!