What is WinBar.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 WinBar.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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WinBar.exe file information

The process known as WinBar belongs to software WinBar XP or WinBar (x64) by JDM or The WinBar Team.

Description: WinBar.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WinBar.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 188,928 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 102,400 bytes, 305,664 bytes or 71,680 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, Run). The WinBar.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with WinBar.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of WinBar XP or WinBar (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinBar.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WinBar.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

its an external program, if you have it's process but no gui then you should shut it down, otherwise its a great program to use
This is a monitor, I dont mean spyware, I mean like cpu usage and stuff
    (further information)
ein hilfreiches Programm. Selbst Konfigurierbar. OK
Zeigt Systeminformationen an und ermöglicht das Erstellen von Hotkeys, z.B. um das System herunter zu fahren.
  Alexander Straub  

Summary: Average user rating of WinBar.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think WinBar.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WinBar issues

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