What is winmgr.exe?

The genuine winmgr.exe file is a software component of W32/Rbot-XC Trojan worm.
Winmgr.exe is a file created by the W32/Rbot-XC worm, , a malicious computer program that spreads to remote computers through unsecure networks. It is programmed with Trojan functionality, allowing it to remotely access the infected computer via IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels while running quietly in the background as a service. W32/Rbot-XC duplicates itself on the infected computer and creates entries in the registry to run itself on system startup. Deleting the file will not solve the problem. Use an advanced anti-virus program to remove the infection.

WinMgr stands for Windows Manager

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 winmgr.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.

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Winmgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winmgr
Winmgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Winmgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Winmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 4,736,000 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The winmgr.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: RunOnce, Run, MACHINE\Run). The process has no file description. Winmgr.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winmgr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Fakeavlock (detected by Symantec), and Trojan.Win32.Buzus.kpgp or Backdoor.Win32.Androm.gdgq (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the winmgr.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 winmgr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with winmgr. 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.

To help you analyze the winmgr.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.

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