How to remove the mswinup virus
Most antivirus programs identify mswinup.exe as malware.
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Mswinup.exe file information
The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.
Description: mswinup.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 573,440 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 25,398 bytes or 61,440 bytes.
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. File mswinup.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. mswinup.exe is able to hide itself, record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 96% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If mswinup.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 89% dangerous. The file size is 1,015,808 bytes. Program has no file description. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. File mswinup.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. mswinup.exe is able to hide itself.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mswinup.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mswinup.exe 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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