win.exe - Is win.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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


  • Is win.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is win.exe 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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