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What is winsent.exe?

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 winsent.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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Winsent.exe file information

The process known as Winsent instant LAN messenger appears to belong to software WinSent or Winsent Messenger by Ugokom or Winsent Lab.

Description: Winsent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Winsent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 382,464 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winsent.exe.html 
It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The winsent.exe file is not a Windows core file. Winsent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If winsent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 704,512 bytes. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Winsent.exe is not a Windows core file. Winsent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with Winsent Messenger occur, you can do the following:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winsent.exe. Therefore, you should check the winsent.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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User Comments

This is windows LAN mesenger
  kapetan  

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Best practices for resolving winsent issues

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

To help you analyze the winsent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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