What is winadm.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 winadm.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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Winadm.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winadm
Winadm.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as winadm belongs to software Parents Friend by Müller.

Description: Winadm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winadm.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,134,592 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Winadm.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name winadm.exe, for example not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.ParentsFriend.7004 (detected by Kaspersky), and Adware.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the winadm.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

It's an control program, for parents, it can save tastclicks, screenshots, and it can block programs and internetsites

Summary: Average user rating of winadm.exe: based on 5 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks winadm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 3 users think winadm.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving winadm issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with winadm. 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 winadm.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.

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