firewall.exe. Is it a virus?

The firewall.exe could be a POEBOT-J. Sometimes it’s called IRCBOT.BMD, IRCBOT, SDBOT and POEBOT-J.

It’s not absolutely clear which product this file is part of and who is its author. It’s a hidden file. Firewall.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% sub-folder and its usual size is 40,960 bytes.

This file is a trojan. Trojans can steal important data from your computer. This file is a network worm. Worms can significantly decrease your Internet connection speed and download new malware onto your computer. This file enables a culprit to access your computer, steal your data, and take total control over your computer.


Disable and delete the firewall.exe process as soon as possible. Most likely it is a virus, a trojan, or some other malware. Before disabling this file make sure it is not a legitimate file that is also called firewall.exe.


Process: POEBOT-JCommon path(s): subfolder in %SYSTEM%
Keywords(s): hidden, monitor, worm, trojan, backdoorFilesize(s): 40,960 bytes, 174,516 bytes, 60,928 bytes, 423,734 bytes, 421,450 bytes, 163,840 bytes, 53,009 bytes, 26,615 bytes, 65,927 bytes, 55,600 bytes


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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