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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
winactive.exe is an executable program file. Always check the file location which is shown below, as this is a way to verify you have the correct file. Often spyware or virus writers use similiar names in hopes to fool you into thinking its a good file, but they place the spyware in other disk locations with the similiar or same name. This winactive.exe file is a well known spyware software that can change browser settings, hijack homepages, hijack search engine routing, and cause popups on your computer. Action should be taken to remove this program. As always, run a good antivirus software program or a good spyware remover to help keep your system cleaned up. Visit winactive.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 winactive.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program should be searched for but also can be found at C:\Program Files\Window Active\winactive.exe


  • Is winactive.exe spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is winactive.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove winactive.exe?
        Yes, I would remove winactive.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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