Threat Database Malware Important.exe


Some Windows users may notice a strange file named 'Important.exe' present on their computers. The file will be typically placed in a dedicated folder on the C: drive or in the C:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\temp\nhq\ directory. Trying to find the source of the file or its associated program could prove to be difficult and may not provide any conclusive results.

Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases, the Important.exe file is perfectly safe and not a sign of threatening activity. Users could leave it on the system or try to safely delete it and check if any programs will show signs of becoming unstable or refusing to even execute. In the absence of such adverse effects, you can simply forget about the file.

However, Important.exe also could be a file related to malware threats. Threat actors may have managed to deploy Trojans or crypto-miners on the user's device. If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of the file, perform a full scan of the system with a professional anti-malware solution. If any threats or unfamiliar applications get flagged, let the security solution remove them completely.

Otherwise, threat actors could use the backdoor access established by a Trojan threat to deliver more specialized and destructive payloads, such as info-stealers, ransomware and more. Crypto-miners, on the other hand, are special malware threats designed specifically to take over the breached device's hardware resources and use them to generate coins for a specific cryptocurrency. As a result, there may not be enough CPU, GPU, or RAM output left to support the normal operations of the system and users could start to experience frequent crashes, slowdowns, freezes, etc.


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