Executable Files

Executable files contain code that is run when the file is opened. Windows programs, Mac OS X applications, scripts, and macros are all considered executable files. Since these file types run code when opened, unknown executable files, such as those received as e-mail attachements, should not be opened.

Common executable file extensions include .EXE, .APP, .VB, and .SCR.

Extension File Type Popularity
.FAPFlipper Application Package
.APKAndroid Package File
.JARJava Archive
.AHKAutoHotkey Script
.CMDWindows Command File
.IPAiOS Application
.RUNLinux Executable File
.XBEXbox Executable File
.0XEF-Secure Renamed Virus File
.VLXCompiled AutoLISP File
.WORKFLOWAutomator Workflow
.U3PU3 Smart Application
.8CKTI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Application File
.BATDOS Batch File
.BMSQuickBMS Script
.EXEWindows Executable File
.BINUnix Executable File
.ELFNintendo Wii Game File
.AIRAdobe AIR Installation Package
.APPIMAGELinux Software Package
.XAPSilverlight Application Package
.GADGETWindows Gadget
.APPmacOS Application Bundle
.MPKMakino Package
.WIDGETMicrosoft Windows Mobile Widget
.X86Linux Executable File
.SHORTCUTApple Shortcuts Shortcut
.FBAFitbit OS App Package
.MCRJitBit Macro Recorder Macro
.PIFProgram Information File
.ACAutoconf Script
.COMDOS Command File
.XLMMicrosoft Excel Macro
.TPKTizen Package
.SHBash Shell Script
.X86_6464-bit Linux Executable File
.73KTI-73 Application
.SCRIPTGeneric Script File
.SCPTAppleScript Script File
.COMMANDTerminal Command File
.OUTCompiled Executable File
.RXELego Mindstorms NXT Executable Program
.SCBScala Published Script
.BA_Renamed BAT File
.PS1Windows PowerShell Cmdlet File
.PAF.EXEPortableApps.com Program File
.ISUInstallShield Uninstaller Script
.SCRScript File
.XEXXbox 360 Executable File
.FASCompiled Fast-Load AutoLISP File
.COFFEECoffeeScript JavaScript File
.EX_Renamed Windows Executable File
.ACTIONAutomator Action
.TCPTally Compiled Program File
.ACCGEM Accessory File
.CELXCelestia Script
.SHBWindows Document Shortcut
.EX5MetaTrader 5 Program File
.RFURemote Firmware Update
.EBS2E-Run 2.0 Script File
.HTAHTML Application
.CGICommon Gateway Interface Script
.XBAPXAML Browser Application File
.NEXEChrome Native Client Executable
.ECFSageCRM Component File
.FXPFoxPro Compiled Program
.SKSkript File
.VPMVox Proxy Macro File
.PLSCMessenger Plus! Live Script File
.RPJReal Pac Batch Job File
.WSWindows Script
.AZW2Kindle Active Content App File
.JSJScript Executable Script
.MLXMATLAB Live Code File
.DLDEdLog Compiled Program
.VXPMobile Application File
.CACTIONAutomator Converter Action
.VBSVBScript File
.WSHWindows Script Host Settings
.MCR3ds Max Macroscript File
.IIMiMacro Macro File
.EX_Compressed Executable File
.PHARPHP Archive
.89KTI-89 Application
.CHEATNavi Cheatsheet
.ESHExtended Shell Batch File
.FPIFPS Creator Intelligence Script
.WCMWordPerfect Macro
.PEXProBoard Executable File
.SERVERMySQL Server Script
.GPEGP2X Video Game
.A7RAuthorware 7 Runtime File
.DEKEavesdropper Batch File
.PYCPython Compiled File
.EXE1Renamed EXE File
.JSFJava Script Command File
.JSXExtendScript Script File
.ACRACRobot Script
.EX4MetaTrader 4 Program
.PWCPictureTaker File
.EARJava Enterprise Archive File
.ICDSafeDisc Encrypted Program
.EPKLG Firmware Package
.VEXEVirus Executable File
.ROXActuate Report Object Executable File
.MELMaya Embedded Language Script
.ZL9ZoneAlarm Quarantined EXE File
.PLXPerl Executable File
.MMNeXtMidas Macro File
.SNAPSnap Application Package
.PAFPortable Application Installer File
.MCRTecplot Macro
.MSMaxwell Script
.TIAPPTiTanium App
.UVMUnitVM Executable File
.GM9GodMode9 Script
.ATMXAutomation Anywhere Task
.89ZTI-89 Program
.VBSCRIPTVisual Basic Script
.ACTCAction(s) Collection File
.PYOPython Optimized Code
.APPLESCRIPTAppleScript File
.FRSFlash Renamer Script
.HMSHostMonitor Script File
.OTMOutlook Macro File
.RGSRegistry Script
.NNeko Bytecode File
.WIDGETYahoo! Widget
.CSHC Shell Script
.MRCmIRC Script File
.WIZMicrosoft Wizard File
.PRGProgram File
.EBSE-Run 1.x Script
.TMSTelemate Script
.SPRFoxPro Generated Screen File
.CYWRbot.CYW Worm File
.SCTWindows Scriptlet
.E_ERenamed EXE File
.EBMEXTRA! Basic Macro
.GSGeosoft Script
.MRPMythroad Platform File
.OSXPowerPC Executable File
.FKYFoxPro Macro
.XQTSuperCalc Macro File
.FASQuickSilver Fast Save Lisp File
.YGHYGH Trojan Executable
.PRGGEM Application
.APPSymbian OS Application
.MXEMacro Express Playable Macro
.ACTMAutoCAD Action Macro File
.UDFMicrosoft Excel User-defined Function
.KIXKiXtart Script File
.SEEDLinux Preseed File
.CELCelestia Script File
.APPFoxPro Generated Application
.EZSEZ-R Stats Batch Script
.THMThermwood Macro File
.BEAMCompiled Erlang File
.LOInterleaf Compiled Lisp File
.VBEVBScript Encoded Script File
.KXKiXtart Tokenized Script File
.JSEJScript Encoded File
.PRGCommander X16 Program
.RFSReflection FTP Client Script
.S2ASEAL2 Application
.DMCMedical Manager Script
.HPFHP9100A Program File
.WPKWordPerfect Macro
.EXZZipped Executable File
.SCPTDAppleScript Script Bundle
.LSLightWave LScript Source Code
.MS3ds Max Script
.MSLMagick Scripting Language File
.MHMMicrosoft Hardware Macro
.TIPATrollStore IPA File
.XYSXYplorer Script File
.PRCPalm Resource Code File
.WPMWordPerfect Macro File
.SCAScala Script File
.ITAVTech InnoTab Application File
.EHAMExtraHAM Executable File
.WSFWindows Script File
.QITQIT Trojan Horse File
.ESSageCRM Script File
.ARSCRIPTArtRage Script
.RBXRembo-C Compiled Script
.MEMMacro Editor Macro
.SAPKSICK AppPool Application
.EBACMDEBA Command Center Data File
.UPXUltimate Packer for eXecutables File
.IPKwebOS TV Application
.MAMMicrosoft Access Macro
.NCLNirCmd Script File
.KSHUnix Korn Shell Script
.DXLRational DOORS Script
.HAMHAM Executable File
.BTM4DOS Batch File
.MIOMioEngine Application File
.IPFSMS Installer Script
.PVDInstalit Script
.VDOHeathen Virus File
.GPUGP2X Utility Program
.EXOPCExoPC Application
.DSTWAIN Data Source
.MACApplication Macro File
.CFSCFS Console Program
.STS#TASK Script File
.ASBAlphacam Stone VB Macro File
.QPXFoxPro Compiled Query Program
.PMATLAB P-Code File
.RPGDTPS Robot Program
.MLAPPINSTALLMATLAB App Installation Package
.SRECS-record File
.UW8MicroW8 Cartridge File
.PXOLG Mobile Phone Executable File
.AFMACROSAffinity Photo Macros File
.AFMACROAffinity Photo Macro File
.MAMCMurgee Auto Mouse Click Script
.OREOre Executable File
.EZTEZT Malicious Worm File
.SMMAmi Pro Macro
.73PTI-73 Program
.BNSCompiled Rabbit Network Script