Unknown .exe Files....

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  1. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Hi Wilders...

    Currently running what I believe to be a tight security set-up. In my arsenal I have Online Armor and today while reviewing the 'Programes' functionality (i.e those programmes you have allowed to run on your computer), the list included a slew of .exe files which I am at a loss to understand (a) what they are and (b) how I have given them permission to run.

    Can somebody elucidate ?....are they malware ?....are they safe files ? Do I have a problem ?:doubt:

    The list includes :

    xlicons.exe
    outicon.exe
    pptico.exe.
    wordicon.exe......

    A response would be greatly appreciated.:doubt:
     
  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Do you have Microsoft Office installed on your machine? Those files seem to be related to microsoft office.

    wordicon.exe seems to be microsoft word.
     
  3. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your quick response nadirah...yes I do have Microsoft Office installed (Pre-Installed on my recently purchased computer)...it is 60 day trial....no prompts yet to buy....no recollection of using the program(s) yet !!
    ...still baffled !!
     
  4. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Is this of any help to you?
    http://www.processlist.com/info/pptico.html

    The files belong to Microsoft Office programs, nothing to do with whether you've used it already or not. The files are not malicious in any way.
     
  5. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Thanks nadirah....just a little puzzled as to why they have suddenly/recently appeared in the Online Armor's list of 'ok' programs.
    Looks like I dont have a problem.......and thanks again.:)
     
  6. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    nope, no probs...as Nadirah said :)

    all belonging to Office...

    xlicons.exe = MS Excel [spreadsheets]
    outicon.exe = MS Outlook
    pptico.exe. = PowerPoint [presentation slideshow, etc.]
    wordicon.exe. = MS Word [publishing]

    TAS
     

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  7. MikeNash

    MikeNash Security Expert

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    Probably, it was during a start menu scan performed by the safety check wizard :)

    Mike
     
  8. ftwynne59

    ftwynne59 Registered Member

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    Thanks to Nadirah, Tassie Devils and Mike Nash for your input.
    Mike....just purchased Online Armor following the 15 day trial.....great prog !!!
     
  9. dfsf_

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    Thanks for your quick response nadirah...yes I do have Microsoft Office installed (Pre-Installed on my recently purchased computer)...it is 60 day trial.

    who the f*** was your retailler?
     
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