How to remove the winsrv32 virus
Most antivirus programs identify winsrv32.exe as malware, for example TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_UTOTI.WFA, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:MSIL/Rowtbut.B.
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Winsrv32.exe file information
Description: winsrv32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 71,684 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 28,164 bytes, 71,172 bytes or 61,440 bytes.
The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Winsrv32.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify winsrv32.exe related errors
If winsrv32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 36,864 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. Winsrv32.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Winsrv32.exe is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet.
If winsrv32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 16,549 bytes. Program has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Winsrv32.exe is not a Windows core file. winsrv32.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "System Manager" definitely not required. Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
- "win32" definitely not required. Added by the ADUENT TROJAN! Acts as a hi-jacker redirecting to Surferbar.com and adult content sites
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winsrv32.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the winsrv32.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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