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How to remove an wget error


Wget.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if wget.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Wget.exe file information

The process known as wget.exe belongs to software YSIGet or HijackThis by unknown.

Description: The file wget.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 233,984 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 332,800 bytes, 200,704 bytes, 76,800 bytes or 401,408 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/wget.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Wget.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If any problems with wget.exe occur, you can also completely remove YSIGet (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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If wget.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 233,984 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 162,816 bytes or 332,800 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Wget.exe is able to monitor applications.
If any problems with wget.exe occur, you can also completely remove HijackThis (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

If wget.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 196,608 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The wget.exe file is not a Windows core file.

If wget.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 311,296 bytes.

If wget.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 72,382 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wget.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Backdoor.Bifrose (detected by Symantec), and Backdoor.Win32.Bifrose.uw (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the wget.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

Bei mir wurde wGet.exe damals durch einen Trojaner nach und nach heruntergeladen und hat dann selbst alle möglichen Daten ins Internet gesendet.
   
Depending on where it is located, it could actually be the windows version of a very safe and useful Linux program. Ask other users of the computer before deleting it especially if you are using the computer of a very computer saavy person.
  Timothy L. Gott   (further information)
GNU Wget is UNIX/Windows software for retrieving files using HTTP or FTP
  MacGruber   (further information)
It is a Windows port of a GNU program to download files automatically.
  Johan   (further information)
WGET is the name of a freeware computer utility that downloads files from the command prompt.
  Mike  

Summary: Average user rating of wget.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 reviews.
One user thinks wget.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.


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