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
.APKAndroid Package File
.AHKAutoHotkey Script
.RUNLinux Executable File
.XBEXbox Executable File
.CMDWindows Command File
.JARJava Archive File
.IPAiOS Application
.EXEWindows Executable File
.0XEF-Secure Renamed Virus File
.BINUnix Executable File
.WORKFLOWAutomator Workflow
.8CKTI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Application File
.BINGeneric Binary Executable File
.ELFNintendo Wii Game File
.XAPSilverlight Application Package
.AIRAdobe AIR Installation Package
.BATDOS Batch File
.GADGETWindows Gadget
.ACAutoconf Script
.APPmacOS Application
.SCRScript File
.U3PU3 Smart Application
.E_ERenamed EXE File
.COMDOS Command File
.OUTCompiled Executable File
.XLMMicrosoft Excel Macro
.PIFProgram Information File
.WIDGETMicrosoft Windows Mobile Widget
.SCRIPTGeneric Script File
.GPEGP2X Video Game
.73KTI-73 Application
.COMMANDTerminal Command File
.X86_6464-bit Linux Executable File
.CGICommon Gateway Interface Script
.RXELego Mindstorms NXT Executable Program
.SCBScala Published Script
.SCARSCAR Script
.PAF.EXEPortableApps.com Program File
.SKSkript File
.EX_Renamed Windows Executable File
.XEXXbox 360 Executable File
.TCPTally Compiled Program File
.NEXEChrome Native Client Executable
.EPKLG Firmware Package
.EBS2E-Run 2.0 Script File
.ACCGEM Accessory File
.CELXCelestia Script
.VXPMobile Application File
.COFFEECoffeeScript JavaScript File
.ISUInstallShield Uninstaller Script
.FXPFoxPro Compiled Program
.RFURemote Firmware Update
.PLSCMessenger Plus! Live Script File
.APPIMAGELinux Software Package
.ECFSageCRM Component File
.89KTI-89 Application
.RBFLEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robot Brick File
.X86Linux Executable File
.XBAPXAML Browser Application File
.ACTIONAutomator Action
.FASCompiled Fast-Load AutoLISP File
.ACTCAction(s) Collection File
.ICDSafeDisc Encrypted Program
.HTAHTML Application
.EX4MetaTrader 4 Program File
.DLDEdLog Compiled Program
.COFMPLAB COFF File
.WSWindows Script
.JSJScript Executable Script
.EARJava Enterprise Archive File
.PYCPython Compiled File
.ACRACRobot Script
.PS1Windows PowerShell Cmdlet File
.VPMVox Proxy Macro File
.MLXMATLAB Live Script
.PHARPHP Archive
.M3GMobile 3D Graphics Program
.A6PAuthorware 6 Program
.JSXExtendScript Script File
.WSHWindows Script Host Settings
.VBSVBScript File
.APPLESCRIPTAppleScript File
.ZL9ZoneAlarm Quarantined EXE File
.EX_Compressed Executable File
.MCR3ds Max Macroscript File
.IIMiMacro Macro File
.PEXProBoard Executable File
.RPJReal Pac Batch Job File
.A7RAuthorware 7 Runtime File
.CACTIONAutomator Converter Action
.SERVERMySQL Server Script
.BA_Renamed BAT File
.DEKEavesdropper Batch File
.EBMEXTRA! Basic Macro
.JSFJava Script Command File
.PLXPerl Executable File
.WCMWordPerfect Macro
.PWCPictureTaker File
.VLXCompiled AutoLISP File
.EXE1Renamed EXE File
.MELMaya Embedded Language Script
.MSMaxwell Script
.MMNeXtMidas Macro File
.WIDGETYahoo! Widget
.EXEPortableApps.com Application
.EX5MetaTrader 5 Program File
.PAFPortable Application Installer File
.MCRTecplot Macro
.PRGProgram File
.SHBWindows Document Shortcut
.UVMUnitVM Executable File
.OTMOutlook Macro File
.SCPTAppleScript Script File
.RGSRegistry Script
.HMSHostMonitor Script File
.FRSFlash Renamer Script
.MRCmIRC Script File
.SPRFoxPro Generated Screen File
.CSHC Shell Script
.WIZMicrosoft Wizard File
.CYWRbot.CYW Worm File
.FPIFPS Creator Intelligence Script
.MXEMacro Express Playable Macro
.EBSE-Run 1.x Script
.MRPMythroad Platform File
.GSGeosoft Script
.OSXPowerPC Executable File
.PYOPython Optimized Code
.PRGGEM Application
.XQTSuperCalc Macro File
.AZW2Kindle Active Content App File
.FKYFoxPro Macro
.SCTWindows Scriptlet
.FASQuickSilver Fast Save Lisp File
.ACTMAutoCAD Action Macro File
.KIXKiXtart Script File
.APPFoxPro Generated Application
.TMSTelemate Script
.APPSymbian OS Application
.ROXActuate Report Object Executable File
.CELCelestia Script File
.VEXEVirus Executable File
.ESSageCRM Script File
.SEEDLinux Preseed File
.NNeko Bytecode File
.VBSCRIPTVisual Basic Script
.TIAPPTiTanium App
.EZSEZ-R Stats Batch Script
.THMThermwood Macro File
.UDFMicrosoft Excel User-defined Function
.BEAMCompiled Erlang File
.VBEVBScript Encoded Script File
.SNAPSnap Application Package
.WSFWindows Script File
.DMCMedical Manager Script
.KXKiXtart Tokenized Script File
.PRCPalm Resource Code File
.WPKWordPerfect Macro
.ESHExtended Shell Batch File
.MACApplication Macro File
.S2ASEAL2 Application
.WPMWordPerfect Macro File
.MS3ds Max Script File
.RFSReflection FTP Client Script
.MSLMagick Scripting Language File
.SCPTDAppleScript Script Bundle
.LSLightWave LScript File
.SHORTCUTApple Shortcuts Shortcut
.MHMMicrosoft Hardware Macro
.ARSCRIPTArtRage Script
.VDOHeathen Virus File
.SCAScala Script File
.XYSXYplorer Script File
.RBXRembo-C Compiled Script
.JSEJScript Encoded File
.QITQIT Trojan Horse File
.LOInterleaf Compiled Lisp File
.DSTWAIN Data Source
.MEMMacro Editor Macro
.DXLRational DOORS Script
.MAMMicrosoft Access Macro
.UPXUltimate Packer for eXecutables File
.KSHUnix Korn Shell Script
.BTM4DOS Batch File
.EXOPCExoPC Application
.SAPKSICK AppPool Application
.GPUGP2X Utility Program
.IPFSMS Installer Script
.ASBAlphacam Stone VB Macro File
.MIOMioEngine Application File
.SBSSPSS Script
.HPFHP9100A Program File
.ITAVTech InnoTab Application File
.EHAMExtraHAM Executable File
.EZTEZT Malicious Worm File
.EBACMDEBA Command Center Data File
.PRGCommander X16 Program
.HAMHAM Executable File
.GM9GodMode9 Script
.STS#TASK Script File
.QPXFoxPro Compiled Query Program
.SMMAmi Pro Macro
.OREOre Executable File
.NCLNirCmd Script File
.PVDInstalit Script
.CHEATNavi Cheatsheet