How to remove the wins virus
Most antivirus programs identify wins.exe as malware, for example Avast identifies it as Win32:BackDoor-VJ, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/VB.AAH.
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Wins.exe file information
The process known as Provides Internet Name Service or WINS SERVER belongs to software Explorer or Windows Internet Name Service or Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: wins.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 4,726,784 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 4,603,392 bytes and 21 more variants.
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. File wins.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. wins.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If wins.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 102,840 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 150,528 bytes and 5 more variants.
There is no description of the program. File wins.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when programs are launched. File wins.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file.
If you encounter difficulties with wins.exe, you can also remove the entire program Active Ports using Windows Control Panel.
If wins.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 4,726,784 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes and 5 more variants. The application has no file description. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. wins.exe is able to monitor applications.
If wins.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 95% dangerous. The file size is 138,240 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "msconfig" definitely not required.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wins.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wins.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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