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 wincheck.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.
The process appears to belong to software WinCheck by unknown.
Description: Wincheck.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wincheck.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 528,896 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 528,384 bytes and 7 more variants.
There is no description of the program. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous.
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If wincheck.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 529,920 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Wincheck.exe is not a Windows system file.
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name wincheck.exe, for example Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and ConvertAd (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the wincheck.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If WinCheck has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wincheck. 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 wincheck.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.