How to remove the wind virus

Most antivirus programs identify wind.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Gaertob.A or Worm:Win32/Debllama.A, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Antavmu.gmr or Worm.Win32.VB.xa.

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Wind.exe file information

The process known as wind.exe belongs to software propaganda by The Devil.

Description: Wind.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The wind.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 61,440 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. Wind.exe is not a Windows core file. Wind.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify wind.exe related errors

If wind.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 69,632 bytes. The program has no file description. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The wind.exe file is not a Windows core file.

If wind.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 84% dangerous. The file size is 439,615 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Wind.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

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Important: You should check the wind.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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Best practices for resolving wind issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active wind process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the wind.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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