How to remove the appwinproc virus

Most antivirus programs identify appwinproc.dll as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_HOOKER.AM or TROJ_Generic.DMS, and Symantec identifies it as Infostealer or Infostealer.Gampass.

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Appwinproc.dll file information

There is no information about the producer in the appwinproc.dll process.

Description: Appwinproc.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file appwinproc.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 3,584 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It is able to record keyboard inputs. Appwinproc.dll is not a Windows system file. Appwinproc.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify appwinproc.dll related errors

Important: You should check the appwinproc.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving appwinproc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active appwinproc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the appwinproc.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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