What does the AEI.exe file do?
The AEI.exe process is also known as Spy Sweeper Engine and is a part of Webroot Software or, as the case may be, Spy Sweeper SDK. This software is produced by Webroot Software, Inc. (www.webroot.com) (www.webroot.com). An obsolete or defective version of AEI.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Spy Sweeper Engine has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Spy Sweeper Engine has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AEI.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AEI.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AEI.exe Spy Sweeper Engine
AEI.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AEI.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,997,912 bytes (41% of all these files), 3,900,032 bytes, 3,872,776 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,888,696 bytes.
The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This AEI program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. AEI.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AEI.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AEI?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Webroot Software or Spy Sweeper SDK
To remove Spy Sweeper Engine from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Webroot Software or Spy Sweeper SDK in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AEI.exe (Spy Sweeper Engine) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Spy Sweeper Engine. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Spy Sweeper Engine or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AEI.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.