win.exe - Is win.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is win.exe?
Purpose of win.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. win.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This is a file that is considered a virus or worm, and is actually a name used by more then one virus. It is part of the virus known as Backdoor.Pointex.B, and is also part of the virus known as nyxem. With the nyxem virus it can do many things, like delete files and download additional virus files from the net, along with send out bulk emails from your computer to infect others. With the backdoor trojan, it can give a hacker access to your computer. Action should be taken immediately if you have these trojan or virus files, and a virus checker software program is the easiest solution to make sure all files are removed. If you do this manually, be sure to go through your registry to find all files starting up when you reboot, as they always need a way to restart. Visit win.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the win.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file can be found on your hard drive at c:\WINNT\system32\win.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, win.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. win.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is win.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove win.exe?
        Yes, I would remove win.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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    This is a file that is considered a virus or worm, and is actually a name used by more then one virus. It is part of the virus known as Backdoor.Pointex.B, and is also part of the virus known as nyxem. With the nyxem virus it can do many things, like delete files and download additional virus files from the net, along with send out bulk emails from your computer to infect others. With the backdoor trojan, it can give a hacker access to your computer. Action should be taken immediately if you have these trojan or virus files, and a virus checker software program is the easiest solution to make sure all files are removed. If you do this manually, be sure to go through your registry to find all files starting up when you reboot, as they always need a way to restart. This file can be found on your hard drive at c:\WINNT\system32\win.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.