What is WinServAd.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 WinServAd.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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WinServAd.exe file information

The process belongs to software Windows ServeAd by unknown.

Description: WinServAd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The WinServAd.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 26,112 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 28,160 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. WinServAd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with WinServAd.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramWindows ServeAd.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinServAd.exe. Therefore, you should check the WinServAd.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.


User Comments

leider gar nichts, suche infos darĂ¼ber
was not able to end task this program from win98..
  shankar k ganesh  
appears to be part of a spyware program Windows ServeAD
    (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of WinServAd.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WinServAd issues

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

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

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