How to remove the winproc32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify winproc32.exe as malware.

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Winproc32.exe file information

The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as winproc32.exe.

Description: Winproc32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winproc32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 55,296 bytes. 
Winproc32.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The winproc32.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunOnceEx, MACHINE\RunOnce). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. Winproc32.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 100% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the winproc32.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 winproc32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active winproc32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the winproc32.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.

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