What is winbait.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 winbait.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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Winbait.exe file information

The process known as winbait.exe belongs to software unknown by Greatis Software (

Description: Winbait.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Winbait.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,384 bytes (85% of all occurrences), 20,192 bytes, 22,456 bytes or 20,240 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Greatis Software LLC occur, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel or search the support area on the Greatis website.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as winbait.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the winbait.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

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Summary: Average user rating of winbait.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think winbait.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving winbait issues

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