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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
If you have the winstall program, then you have some cleaning up to do. This program is part of the spysherrif spyware, and it is advertising related and difficult to remove. The actual disk location for this file is shown below. If you have this then you most likely have alot of popups on your computer, and have probably lost access to functionality that you normally do without any problems. Spysherriff is a well known adware and spyware related program that involves multiple other programs installed with it. If you do not remove this, you will keep getting the following message: "SPYWARE INFECTION Your system is infected with spyware. Windows recommends you to use a spyware removal tool to prevent loss of important data and increase system prefomance. Using this PC before having it cleaned from spyware threats is highly discouraged. " Visit winstall.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 winstall.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The actual disk location will be in your root at C:\winstall.exe


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

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