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File Name: AEI.exe Product:
Author: Webroot Software, Inc. ( Security Rating:

The AEI.exe process is a part of the Spy Sweeper SDK from company Webroot Software, Inc.


The AEI.exe process is not an essential file to the computer system performance. Disabling it or enabling it is down to the user's options. 

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sans webroot
Mar 2011 - After 7 hours on the phone with sr tech support, from two different companies, Webroot and Intuit/QB I can tell you that Webroot's Version 7 & the AEI.exe is a nightmare. Webroot tech support basically wiped their hands of the problem blaming the other software & something inherent that was causing AEI to overrun the CPU. However, after Intuit tech systematically attempted to resolve webroot's issue; toggling multiple options w/i webroot, msconfig toggles / turn off webroot, safemode, etc., THE ONLY thing that stopped AEI from paralyzing the CPU (again after Webroot couldn't/wouldn't fix the problem on an system w/ advanced processors & GB's of RAM) was to UNINSTALL webroot, which was no easy feat since AEI would overrun the CPU. Guess what webroot - computer runs quietly, easily, no more AEI issues, QBs runs, browsers load instantly, no more AEI issues...all with another antivirus software. So who's problem is it? Fix your software. Others beware.
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ANY program that refuses to respond to Admin control is by definition. The fact that it was authored by an antivirus company just shows their incompetence but does not change the definition. This is a DANGEROUS and in fact (regardless of intent) MALICIOUS piece of software. The fact that the company CANNOT (or at least WILL NOT) support or fix it, is reason enough to avoid their products at all costs.
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Tom K
This severely slows my system down....Is there no way to get rid of this dog?
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I went to Control PAnel and removed webroot software. Fortunately I had loaded the version before this to a folder in my Prams folder and after uninstall and restarting system I ran the earlier .exe and I am back to the previous version. All traces of AEI.exe is gone (system task manager at least doesnt show it and my computer is running as it was before I loaded version 7. Webroot has got to respond to this or it's a new anti-virus program for me when this subscription ends!
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Michel V
Aei.exe is for me a dangerous virus. I was able to remove it by using the Safe logon
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This file is part of the new ver 7 Webroot Antivirus w/ SpySweeper. See top of page 2 on the user manual PDF at Webroot Support link below.  More information
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Bradley Marcoux
I have tried every way I know of getting this off my computer. Any program I can't control, change or remove is a VIRUS to me.
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Stefan M
i downloaded weebroot yesterday and this came up i think this is normal with no virus. its juest some anti virus stuf, but if you dont have weebroot you mite be at risk.
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I have to agree. My system was brought to a standstill after the new ver 7. I went back to the previous version.
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Webroot's new anti viruses instant virus protection process meant no harm to computers, but does take up a decent amount of CPU sadly.
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[email protected]
I cannot kill this process or remove it off my system no matter how many different programs I use to do this. I doubt if it has anything to do with Webroot security software, even though the path is: C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\Current\Plugins\Antimalware\AEI.exe . This file takes a life of its own, using 100% of CPU time at various times of the day, even after I tried to uninstall the program several times. Webroot is not much help. I could not find any program uninstallers on their web site.
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J Westcott
cannot stop or delete
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