How to remove the winer virus

Most antivirus programs identify winer.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EGT13, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Delf.dhlv.

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Winer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winer
Winer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The winer.exe process contains no information about its author.

Description: Winer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winer.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 603,648 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The winer.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Some people think it is dangerous. Winer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the winer.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 winer issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active winer process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the winer.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 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.

Other processes

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