wins32.exe - Is wins32.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is wins32.exe?
Purpose of wins32.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: wins32.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
This is a program that takes advantages of browser flaws, and can install on your computer simply by visiting the webpage or clicking buttons. This is known as a browser hijacking program and/or spyware. If you have this, most likely you are already receiving pop-up ads and various other browser takeover issues. Visit wins32.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 wins32.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at : c:\program files\


  • Is wins32.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 wins32.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove wins32.exe?
        Yes, I would remove wins32.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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