Executable Files

Executable files typically store code that is performed upon opening the file. Thus, users are highly recommended not to open any unknown executable files, such as suspicious e-mail attachments.

Since they have been compiled, executable files are not meant for reading or viewing like data files.

Common executable file examples are scripts, Windows applications, macros, and others.

Executable file extensions include but not limited to .SCR, .EXE, .BIN, .APP, etc.

File Extension File Type Popularity
.MCR 3ds Max Macroscript File 4.4
.MS 3ds Max Script File 3.8
.MS Maxwell Script 4.2
.DXL Rational DOORS Script 3.5
.MIO MioEngine Application File 4
.ACC GEM Accessory File 4
.ITA VTech InnoTab Application File 3.5
.N Neko Bytecode File 4.2
.OTM Outlook Macro File 4
.EBM EXTRA! Basic Macro 4.3
.FXP FoxPro Compiled Program 4.7
.HPF HP9100A Program File 3
.EZT EZT Malicious Worm File 3.5
.ES SageCRM Script File 3.5
.MCR Tecplot Macro 4.5
.EX4 MetaTrader 4 Program File 4.3
.EX_ Compressed Executable File 4.5
.EX_ Renamed Windows Executable File 4.7
.DMC Medical Manager Script 3
.BTM 4DOS Batch File 4
.CMD Windows Command File 4.7
.COM DOS Command File 4.5
.CGI Common Gateway Interface Script 4.4
.BA_ Renamed BAT File 4
.PLX Perl Executable File 3.5
.BEAM Compiled Erlang File 4
.VBS VBScript File 4.3
.JS JScript Executable Script 4.3
.CSH C Shell Script 4.5
.BAT DOS Batch File 4.3
.A6P Authorware 6 Program 4.5
.A7R Authorware 7 Runtime File 4
.AZW2 Kindle Active Content App File 4
.APPLESCRIPT AppleScript File 4.4
.AIR Adobe AIR Installation Package 4.5
.AHK AutoHotkey Script 4.7
.ACTION Automator Action 4.4
.ACR ACRobot Script 4.4
.AC Autoconf Script 4.8
.APK Android Package File 4.7
.89K TI-89 Application 4.5
.73K TI-73 Application 4.5
.8CK TI-83 and TI-84 Plus Application File 3.5
.0XE F-Secure Renamed Virus File 4.7
.MPX FoxPro Compiled Menu Program 4
.PRC Palm Resource Code File 4.2
.APP Mac OS X Application 4.5
.APP FoxPro Generated Application 3.8
.APP Symbian OS Application 4
.CEL Celestia Script File 4.5
.CELX Celestia Script 4.6
.JAR Java Archive File 4.6
.EXE PortableApps.com Application 4.3
.SCR Script File 4.5
.PAF.EXE PortableApps.com Program File 4.7
.BIN Unix Executable File 4.5
.BIN Generic Binary Executable File 4.5
.EXE Windows Executable File 4.7
.XLM Excel Macro 4
.ZL9 ZoneAlarm Quarantined EXE File 4.5
.XQT SuperCalc Macro File 4
.XYS XYplorer Script File 4
.X86 Linux Executable File 4.2
.WPK WordPerfect Macro 3
.WCM WordPerfect Macro 4
.WSH Windows Script Host Settings 4.8
.VXP Mobile Application File 4.5
.VEXE Virus Executable File 4.2
.WPM WordPerfect Macro File 4
.WORKFLOW Automator Workflow 4.5
.WSF Windows Script File 3.8
.WS Windows Script 4.4
.WIZ Microsoft Wizard File 4.2
.VDO Heathen Virus File 4
.XBAP XAML Browser Application File 4.5
.WIDGET Microsoft Windows Mobile Widget 4.7
.WIDGET Yahoo! Widget 4.4
.XAP Silverlight Application Package 4.5
.VBSCRIPT Visual Basic Script 4.2
.VLX Compiled AutoLISP File 4.5
.VBE VBScript Encoded Script File 4.2
.VPM Vox Proxy Macro File 4.5
.TMS Telemate Script 4
.U3P U3 Smart Application 4
.UDF Excel User Defined Function 3.9
.UPX Ultimate Packer for eXecutables File 3.8
.SEED Linux Preseed File 4.8
.SCAR SCAR Script 4.8
.SCPTD AppleScript Script Bundle 4
.SCB Scala Published Script 4.5
.SCPT AppleScript Script File 3.8
.SPR FoxPro Generated Screen File 4
.SCA Scala Script File 4
.SCRIPT Generic Script File 4
.THM Thermwood Macro File 4.1
.SBS SPSS Script 4.2
.TCP Tally Compiled Program File 4.5
.SCT Windows Scriptlet 4.2
.RPJ Real Pac Batch Job File 4.2
.RGS Registry Script 4.4
.ROX Actuate Report Object Executable File 4
.RUN Linux Executable File 4.5
.RBX Rembo-C Compiled Script 4.2
.RXE Lego Mindstorms NXT Executable Program 4.7
.RFU Remote Firmware Update 4.5
.PRG Program File 4.3
.PRG GEM Application 3
.PYC Python Compiled File 4.2
.PYO Python Optimized Code 4.7
.QPX FoxPro Compiled Query Program 3.5
.PAF Portable Application Installer File 4
.PWC PictureTaker File 4
.PEX ProBoard Executable File 4
.PVD Instalit Script 3
.PLSC Messenger Plus! Live Script File 4.7
.PHAR PHP Archive 4.3
.QIT QIT Trojan Horse File 4.7
.ORE Ore Executable File 3
.OSX PowerPC Executable File 4
.OUT Compiled Executable File 4
.PS1 Windows PowerShell Cmdlet File 4.3
.NEXE Chrome Native Client Executable 4
.MRC mIRC Script File 4.3
.MSL Magick Scripting Language File 4
.MEM Macro Editor Macro 3.6
.MRP Mobile Application File 4.7
.MEL Maya Embedded Language File 4.3
.MM NeXtMidas Macro File 4.4
.MXE Macro Express Playable Macro 4
.JSE JScript Encoded File 3.8
.JSX ExtendScript Script File 4.6
.LS LightWave LScript File 4
.KIX KiXtart Script File 4
.KX KiXtart Tokenized Script File 3.5
.KSH Unix Korn Shell Script 3.8
.LO Interleaf Compiled Lisp File 3
.HAM HAM Executable File 3
.ISU InstallShield Uninstaller Script 4.6
.IIM iMacro Macro File 4.3
.IPA iOS Application 4.5
.IPF SMS Installer Script 3.8
.ICD SafeDisc Encrypted Program 4.7
.HMS HostMonitor Script File 4.5
.HTA HTML Application 4.4
.FKY FoxPro Macro 4
.GS Geosoft Script 4.2
.FRS Flash Renamer Script 4.5
.GPE GP2X Video Game 4.3
.GPU GP2X Utility Program 4.5
.GADGET Windows Gadget 4.5
.EHAM ExtraHAM Executable File 3.4
.EZS EZ-R Stats Batch Script 3
.ESH Extended Shell Batch File 3
.EAR Java Enterprise Archive File 4.6
.EXE1 Renamed EXE File 4.5
.EBS2 E-Run 2.0 Script File 4.7
.FAS Compiled Fast-Load AutoLISP File 4.5
.FAS QuickSilver Fast Save Lisp File 3.8
.ECF SageCRM Component File 4.4
.FPI FPS Creator Intelligence Script 4
.E_E Renamed EXE File 4.2
.EXOPC ExoPC Application 3.2
.EBS E-Run 1.x Script 4
.EX5 MetaTrader 5 Program File 4.7
.ELF Nintendo Wii Game File 4.2
.DEK Eavesdropper Batch File 3
.DLD EdLog Compiled Program 4.5
.COFFEE CoffeeScript JavaScript File 4.4
.DS TWAIN Data Source 4.2
.COMMAND Terminal Command File 4.4