How to remove the WinAdCtl virus
Most antivirus programs identify WinAdCtl.exe as malware, for instance Symantec identifies it as Adware.WinTaskAd, and TrendMicro identifies it as ADWARE_WINAD.
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WinAdCtl.exe file information
Description: The file WinAdCtl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 25,088 bytes.
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file. WinAdCtl.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with WinAdCtl.exe, you can uninstall the associated program
Recommended: Identify WinAdCtl.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinAdCtl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WinAdCtl.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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