Most antivirus programs identify winsecurity.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.0BB112, and Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/VBInject.
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Description: Winsecurity.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winsecurity.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 4,923,856 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. Winsecurity.exe is not a Windows core file. Winsecurity.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.
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If winsecurity.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 684,032 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The winsecurity.exe file is not a Windows system file. Winsecurity.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
Important: You should check the winsecurity.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: Security Task Manager examines the active winsecurity process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the winsecurity.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.