What is auf.exe?

auf.exe is part of Auf.exe and developed by goldenshine.cn according to the auf.exe version information.

auf.exe's description is "??????????"

auf.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on auf.exe:

Product nameAuf.exe
Company namegoldenshine.cn
File description??????????
Internal nameAuf
Original filenameAuf.exe
Comments?????VB6??,???mail.goldenshine.cn?www.jgegd.com??????????????????,??VB6????????,????Win2k3?????????InstSrv.exe(?????),Srvany.exe(???????????);????????MSWINSCK.OCX,????????XP????????????,?????,???upx??,auf -s??????!
Product version1.00.0005
File version1.00.0005

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameAuf.exe
Company namegoldenshine.cn
File description??????????
Internal nameAuf
Original filenameAuf.exe
Product version1.00.0005
File version1.00.0005

Digital signatures [?]

auf.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

39 of the 69 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the auf.exe file. That's a 57% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Acronis suspicious
Ad-Aware Trojan.GenericKD.40564940
ALYac Trojan.GenericKD.40564940
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
Arcabit Trojan.Generic.D26AF8CC
Avast Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
Avira HEUR/Crypted
BitDefender Trojan.GenericKD.40564940
Comodo Malware@#jtrbeojpehkt
Cybereason malicious.f4ec4b
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W32/GenPua.E974185F!Olympus
DrWeb Trojan.MulDrop8.37110
eGambit Generic.Malware
Emsisoft Trojan.GenericKD.40564940 (B)
Endgame malicious (high confidence)
F-Secure Heuristic.HEUR/Crypted
Fortinet W32/InstSrv
GData Trojan.GenericKD.40564940
Invincea heuristic
Kaspersky UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic
McAfee Artemis!E974185F4EC4
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win32.Autorun.dm
Microsoft Trojan:Win32/Dynamer!ac
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.40564940
NANO-Antivirus Trojan.Win32.DesktopMedia.eqaguh
Paloalto generic.ml
Panda Trj/CI.A
Rising Trojan.VB!8.B20 (CLOUD)
Sophos Generic PUA AD (PUA)
Symantec ML.Attribute.HighConfidence
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Crypted.Alii
Trapmine malicious.moderate.ml.score
Webroot W32.Trojan.GenKD
Yandex PUA.DesktopMedia!
Zillya Trojan.VB.Win32.172182
ZoneAlarm UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic
39 of the 69 anti-virus programs detected the auf.exe file.

auf.exe removal instructions

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

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  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 auf.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the auf.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 auf.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the auf.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If auf.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If auf.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If auf.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 auf.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 auf.exe:

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

auf.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.

?????????? has stopped working.

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

auf.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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