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 WinGather.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.
Description: WinGather.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WinGather.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 397,296 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 420,280 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinGather.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WinGather.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WinGather. 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.
To help you analyze the WinGather.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.