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How to remove the WinAlert virus

Most antivirus programs identify WinAlert.exe as malware, such as Kaspersky identifies it as Worm.Win32.AutoRun.hfp or Trojan.Win32.Cosmu.vvd, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Autorun.WT or Worm:Win32/Wecykler.A.
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WinAlert.exe file information

The WinAlert.exe process does not provide any identification of the producer.

Description: WinAlert.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WinAlert.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 303,104 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 376,832 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/winalert.exe.html 
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. WinAlert.exe is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). WinAlert.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify WinAlert.exe related errors

If WinAlert.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 85% dangerous. The file size is 30,766 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 4,142 bytes. There is no file information. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the WinAlert.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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