winsrv32.exe - Is winsrv32.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is winsrv32.exe?
Purpose of winsrv32.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: winsrv32.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
This is a spyware/adware program that is also called adbar. This program gets on your pc from browser flaws or exploits like activex, and not only will this display pop up windows on your computer, but it will also hijack your browser settings. Visit winsrv32.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 winsrv32.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program can be found at c:\program files\


  • Is winsrv32.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • 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 winsrv32.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove winsrv32.exe?
        Yes, I would remove winsrv32.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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