What is WinCollector.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 WinCollector.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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WinCollector.exe file information

The process belongs to software Zend Platform by unknown.

Description: WinCollector.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WinCollector.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,110,119 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The WinCollector.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. WinCollector.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramZend Platform.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinCollector.exe. Therefore, you should check the WinCollector.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 part of Zend.
part of zend studio, can hold onto large amount of memory, just kill the process it seems to be fine

Summary: Average user rating of WinCollector.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving WinCollector issues

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