Bat to Exe Converter is a wonderful software provided by f2ko for free. I loved it at first and doubted about it as a piece of malware later. Even with many of the positive findings in different virus scanners, it doesn't convince me to continue to use it. The reason is simple. It does has adware/malware/virus characteristics. Here is how I confirmed:
1. Before I compile any file and run it, I checked all processes in Task Manager, all processes looked normal.
2. I then compiled a test batch file and ran the resulting EXE file. Other than the EXE file showed up in the process for a few seconds, a new process with random name (such as 1E.tmp, 4F.tmp, XX.tmp etc.)showed and stayed in the process list.
3. I ended the process and compiled another batch file then ran it. Another XX.tmp showed up in the process list.
I could not confirm the XX.tmp process is harmful or not, but definitely don't want a program run without knowing what exactly it is doing. After that, I checked my computer with Symantec Antivirus, Windows Defender and Spyware Doctor, nothing is found.
Someone asked the f2ko webmaster and they replied with software bug which doesn't convince me at all.
Guys, unless there is a better explanation to it, otherwise, we may be spreading germs by using it without knowing the detail.
Would like to hear more from you folks. Thanks.
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