How to remove the Winmgnt virus
Most antivirus programs identify Winmgnt.exe as malware, e.g. Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/DelfInject.gen!X, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Inject.adtf.
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Winmgnt.exe file information
Description: Winmgnt.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 63,488 bytes (96% of all occurrences) or 241,664 bytes.
The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If Winmgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 1,026,048 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 361,300 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Winmgnt.exe is able to hide itself, record inputs and monitor applications.
If Winmgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 497,152 bytes.
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.
Winmgnt.exe is able to hide itself.
If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ AppServ.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Winmgnt.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Winmgnt.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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