Most antivirus programs identify WinSecure.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as P2P-Worm.Win32.Archivarius.a, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Archivarius.A.
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Description: WinSecure.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WinSecure.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,470,464 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. WinSecure.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows system file. WinSecure.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If WinSecure.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 5,777,427 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). WinSecure.exe is not a Windows system file. WinSecure.exe appears to be a compressed file.
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Important: You should check the WinSecure.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active WinSecure process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the WinSecure.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.