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What is AA_v3.exe?

AA_v3.exe is part of Ammyy Admin and developed by Ammyy LLC according to the AA_v3.exe version information.

AA_v3.exe's description is "Ammyy Admin"

AA_v3.exe is usually located in the 'c:\documents and settings\%USERNAME%\bureaublad\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected AA_v3.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameAmmyy Admin
Company nameAmmyy LLC
File descriptionAmmyy Admin
Internal nameAmmyy Admin
Original filenameAMMYY_Admin.exe
Product version3.0
File version3.0

The following is the available information on AA_v3.exe:

Product nameAmmyy Admin
Company nameAmmyy LLC
File descriptionAmmyy Admin
Internal nameAmmyy Admin
Original filenameAMMYY_Admin.exe
Product version3.0
File version3.0

Digital signatures [?]

AA_v3.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

10 of the 47 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the AA_v3.exe file. That's a 21% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
AntiVir BuyAPPL/Remote.AmmyyAdmin.123
Avast Win32:WrongInf-A [Susp]
AVG BuyRemoteAdmin.CSZ
Comodo UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/RemoteAdmin.Ammyy.B
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.KillAV
Kingsoft Win32.Malware.Generic.a.(kcloud)
NANO-Antivirus Riskware.Win32.Ammyy.voxcu
Symantec WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.F47V0809
10 of the 47 anti-virus programs detected the AA_v3.exe file.

AA_v3.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove AA_v3.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the AA_v3.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that AA_v3.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer:
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate AA_v3.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the AA_v3.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate AA_v3.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    c:\documents and settings\%USERNAME%\bureaublad\AA_v3.exe
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the AA_v3.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If AA_v3.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If AA_v3.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If AA_v3.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that AA_v3.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to aa_v3.exe:

aa_v3.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

aa_v3.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Ammyy Admin has stopped working.

End Program - aa_v3.exe. This program is not responding.

aa_v3.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

aa_v3.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with AA_v3.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with AA_v3.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with AA_v3.exe. 91% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 129 users.

User vote results: There were 118 votes to remove and 11 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with AA_v3.exe.


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Chips writes

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I got scammed and have safely removed the other files but this one seems to be a pest to remove.. It isn't activated in task manager so I'm using your program right now! Hopefully it'll work..

# 31 Aug 2012, 17:13

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Chips: Excellent! Please me know if FreeFixer successfully removed the file.

# 2 Sep 2012, 1:10

Dave Rosenthal writes

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Before I found your site, I had already searched the registry for "AA_v3" and found four hits (three under "Documents and Settings\user" and one in "ImagePath"). Based on the background info you provided (and similar notes from one other site), I manually deleted all four "AA_v3" entries from my registry and re-booted. Removal was successful. I did not use your tool, but thanks for the information.

# 25 Nov 2012, 9:35

H Olsen writes

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This is used by a so-called "windows service company" to "fix" your computer under the name of Probably just a phone scam to get your info and download the trojan though they seem to sell tablets, but the staff didn't know the specifics such as town, zip, locality of the place they "worked" - Valley Cottage NY. AMMYY is a Russian web site so the whole thing seems shakey.

# 19 Sep 2013, 8:30

Roger Karlsson writes

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@H Olsen: Could you provide a little more details about scam? Did they call you and claim that they owned Did they also suggest that you should download the Ammyy Admin file from

I checked the WHOIS records for the domain and it is relatively new and registered for one year:

Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Expires On May 07, 2014
Registered On May 07, 2013

# 22 Sep 2013, 23:52

Lisa v writes

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I got a call today from someone claiming to be from microsoft. This person sent me to and wanted me to download a file to turn on some services on my computer that were off. Since I do not download from strangers I inspected the web element to inspect the page. Here i was able to get the exact name of the files that this person wanted me to download and where they came from. the files he wanted me to download are: AA_v3.exe (this is considered riskware); showmypc3152.exe (remote computer access file) and teamviewerQS_en.exe. this tells me that this man on the phone wanted access to my computer so he can install a virus and have me pay to remove the "fake virus".. if you see these files or get a call from a person who claims they are from microsoft.. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE FILES.. instead if you have the ability right click the window and hit "view page info" this will show you the page code on any website!

# 24 Feb 2014, 11:26

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Lisa: Good to hear you didn't install their download. I also got a call from "Microsoft" about a year ago. He claimed that he could see that my Windows computer was infected and currently sending spam to other people. When I explain that my Windows computer was not even turned on, he hang up :)

# 24 Feb 2014, 12:38

Don Paauw writes

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My DSL provider asked me to install this to try to solve a problem, which they did. So the program itself may not be a problem. I think the issue is who you allow to use it remotely. I have nothing in my registry relating to this (AA_v). I've kept it in case I need to trouble-shoot my mother's PC but Avast has been flagging it for the last two days even though it's been present for months. So I'll be deleting it. I can always search for another remote access program.

# 4 Feb 2015, 18:02

Don Paauw writes

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Later ... I found several registry entries under AMMYY plus a directory: C:\ProgramData\AMMYY\settings3.bin. I'm peeved because I thought this program was portable, leaving no trace, but it's mildly intrusive. I ran freefixer but it came up with nothing so I'll be hunting down and deleting by hand. But I still think this program isn't really a threat.
I saw the "nuke-on-boot" option but I refuse to use that because I'd have no log of what was done.

# 4 Feb 2015, 19:37

Nigel Dermott writes

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Excellent piece of software and got rid of AA_v3.exe without any problems. This is the programme used by TalkTalk scammers who will scroll pages and pages of errors before your eyes and want to pay you back money for the trouble. They then call you back and say that they have overpaid and you must pay back by moneygram. My parents have just lost £5000 this way. Do not allow this file on your computer

# 12 Nov 2016, 6:44

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Nigel: Thank you for the heads up! Good to hear you got rid of the AA_v3.exe file.

# 14 Dec 2016, 5:22

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