How to remove the wintems virus

Most antivirus programs identify wintems.exe as malware—e.g. Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Bagle.gen!C, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Lodeight.C or Trojan.Tooso.R.

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Wintems.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wintems
Wintems.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process wintems.exe has no vendor information.

Description: Wintems.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wintems.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 71,172 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 70,660 bytes and 14 more variants. 
There is no file information. Wintems.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. File is hidden. Wintems.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Wintems.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 99% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If wintems.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 72,708 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 68,909 bytes or 559,108 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Wintems.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the wintems.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

wintems.exe is a process which is registered as the Trojan.W32
Screwed up my pc
disable mcafee antivirus
  shsan javiz  
It's an infected file. In my case, the WinTems.exe file contain the Win32.bagle.hg
trojan that sends info and makes other progs use more cpu
Win32.Bagle (Worm)

Summary: Average user rating of wintems.exe: based on 15 votes with 7 user comments. 15 users think wintems.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving wintems issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active wintems process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the wintems.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 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.

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