The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Win.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
Description: Win.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Win.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 23,557 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 55,300 bytes and 6 more variants.
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The Win.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, win.ini, Run, MACHINE\RunServices, RunOnce, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Win.exe is able to monitor applications, connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If Win.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 62,384 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 27,144 bytes and 4 more variants. The program has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, win.ini, Run, MACHINE\RunServices, RunOnce, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. Win.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Win.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
If Win.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 132,096 bytes, 239,104 bytes or 259,602 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, win.ini, Run, MACHINE\RunServices, RunOnce, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Win.exe is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs.
If Win.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 32,784 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 32,528 bytes or 16,144 bytes.
If Win.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 1,392,640 bytes.
If Win.exe is located in the "C:\Program Files" folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 2,673,664 bytes.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware also uses the file name Win.exe, for example TROJ_FAKEALE.SME or TROJ_Generic.DIT (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Suurch.asl or Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banker.fgw (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the Win.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Win. 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.
To help you analyze the Win.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.