What is stub.exe?

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

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on stub.exe:

Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved
File version1.2.0.1

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

Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
File version1.2.0.1

Digital signatures [?]

stub.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

49 of the 69 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the stub.exe file. That's a 71% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Acronis suspicious
Ad-Aware AIT:Trojan.GenericTKA.16
AegisLab Trojan.Win32.AutoIt.4!c
Alibaba TrojanSpy:Win32/AutoIt.b954b653
ALYac AIT:Trojan.GenericTKA.16
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Generic.ASVCS3S.1E5
Arcabit AIT:Trojan.GenericTKA.16
Avast Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]
AVG Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]
Avira HEUR/AGEN.1026171
Baidu Win32.Trojan-Spy.Autoit.b
BitDefender AIT:Trojan.GenericTKA.16
ClamAV Win.Malware.Autoit-6887871-0
CrowdStrike win/malicious_confidence_100% (W)
Cybereason malicious.a2edae
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W32/AutoIt.GQ.gen!Eldorado
DrWeb Trojan.AutoIt.276
Emsisoft AIT:Trojan.GenericTKA.16 (B)
Endgame malicious (moderate confidence)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/Spy.Autoit.BY
F-Prot W32/AutoIt.GQ.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure Heuristic.HEUR/AGEN.1026171
FireEye Generic.mg.53d9a23a2edaeb04
Fortinet W32/Autoit.BY!tr.spy
GData AIT:Trojan.AutoIT.Agent.MR (2x)
Ikarus Dropper.AutoIt
Jiangmin TrojanSpy.AutoIt.ho
K7AntiVirus Spyware ( 004d8c0a1 )
K7GW Spyware ( 004d8c0a1 )
Kaspersky Trojan-Spy.Win32.AutoIt.cv
MAX malware (ai score=100)
McAfee Artemis!53D9A23A2EDA
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win32.Generic.cc
Microsoft PWS:AutoIt/Passup.A
MicroWorld-eScan AIT:Trojan.GenericTKA.16
NANO-Antivirus Trojan.Win32.AutoIt.fpbuvb
Paloalto generic.ml
Panda Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM11.1.9029.Malware.Gen
SentinelOne DFI - Suspicious PE
Sophos Mal/Generic-S
Symantec ML.Attribute.HighConfidence
Tencent Win32.Trojan-spy.Autoit.Swuz
Trapmine malicious.moderate.ml.score
TrendMicro TROJ_GEN.R002C0DDG19
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.R002C0DDG19
VBA32 Trojan.Autoit.F
ZoneAlarm Trojan-Spy.Win32.AutoIt.cv
49 of the 69 anti-virus programs detected the stub.exe file.

stub.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove stub.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the stub.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that stub.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 stub.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the stub.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 stub.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 stub.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If stub.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If stub.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If stub.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 stub.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 stub.exe:

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

stub.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.

stub.exe has stopped working.

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

stub.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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