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

The process Windows Event Notification has no valid information about its manufacturer.

Description: Winmgnt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winmgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,026,048 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 361,300 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. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Winmgnt.exe is able to hide itself, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Winmgnt.exe related errors

Important: 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.


User Comments

Backdoor. Hale is a package of programs that provide backdoor access to an infected computer. This threat includes a Backdoor Trojan detected as Backdoor. Padmin, an FTP server, and various system utilities.
  Kenneth Friis Knudsen   (further information)
C:\WINNT\system32\Winmgnt.exe ist TR/ Crater.A3
  Knut Petrauschke  

Summary: Average user rating of Winmgnt.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think Winmgnt.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Winmgnt issues

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