What is winsys2.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 winsys2.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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Winsys2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winsys2
Winsys2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Winsys2.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The winsys2.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 217,088 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 208,896 bytes or 237,568 bytes. 
Winsys2.exe is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. The winsys2.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Winsys2.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winsys2.exe. Therefore, you should check the winsys2.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

DISABLE AND REMOVE winsys2.exe IMMEDIATELY. This process is most likely a virus or trojan.
this file is a part of a nvidia pci express. dont remove this file!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is no virus or trojan!!!!!!!!!!!!
Found this virus in the MSCONFIG, Pretech and System32. Removing them solved the problem.

Summary: Average user rating of winsys2.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks winsys2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think winsys2.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving winsys2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with winsys2. 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 winsys2.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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