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How to remove the WinLoader virus

Most antivirus programs identify WinLoader.exe as malware, for instance Avast identifies it as Win32:Adware-gen, and Kaspersky identifies it as Worm.Win32.VBNA.b.
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WinLoader.exe file information

The process known as Aplicativo de logon do Windows NT belongs to software Aplicativo de Logon do Windows NT by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: WinLoader.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WinLoader.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 518,656 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 20,480 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winloader.exe.html 
The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The WinLoader.exe file is not a Windows system file. WinLoader.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify WinLoader.exe related errors

If WinLoader.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 20,480 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the WinLoader.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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