What is win.exe?

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.

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Win.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with win
Win.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AutoHotkey or DungCoiVb belongs to software OlalaTheWorld or AutoHotkey or DungCoi by Test.

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, Run, win.ini, 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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External information from Paul Collins:
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_GEN.R00XC0DBS16 (detected by TrendMicro), and Packed.Generic.233 or Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). 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.


User Comments

W32/Agobot-KN ist ein IRC-Backdoortrojaner und -Netzwerkwurm, der einen IRC-Kanal zu einem remoten Server aufbaut, um einem Eindringling den Zugriff auf den betroffenen Computer zu ermöglichen.
  Sam   (further information)
command line parameters
win.exe is a process which is registered as the Agobot Trojan. "This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. "
  Mike   (further information)
Not sure if its the same file but both myself and a friend keep getting a message of a executable file win(with a group of numbers).exe trying to install. Im working on getting rid of it
I got win.exe after installing gillsoft secure disc creator (download from filecrop),My antivirus (Smart security 5) carantine this file,and I delete it.

Summary: Average user rating of win.exe: based on 3 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think win.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade win.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving win issues

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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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