Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. winsys2.exe
Exe program – Files with an extension of “exe” are executable programs.
What is it?
winsys2.exe is a program that may have been installed by you. The exact disk location where it should be stored on your computer is also shown below to verify it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are concerned that they may be spyware or malware. This program can be one of a few things. There is a backdoor trojan that goes by this name, so be on alert if you have this. There is also a module related to “overclocking” technology which uses this same name. Anytime you have a file that is a known trojan or virus name you should be overly cautious. If you have not installed a overclocking software program, then you should take steps to remove the winsys2.exe program. If you installed the overclocking program, it’s probably in the location listed below. This file will run at startup. Visit winsys2.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 winsys2.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\WINDOWS\system32\winsys2.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 viruses, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see similar 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 similar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, winsys2.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similar to a system file. Make sure to always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. winsys2.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names that companies choose.
Is winsys2.exe spyware?
Is this considered adware or popup related?
Is this considered a virus or trojan?
Would you recommend that I remove winsys2.exe?
No, we would not remove this file.