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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, winstall.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. winstall.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

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

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

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • 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.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    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. " The actual disk location will be in your root at C:\winstall.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.