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 WinTouch.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.
Description: WinTouch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WinTouch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 181,760 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 167,424 bytes and 9 more variants.
The program has no file description. The WinTouch.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. WinTouch.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If WinTouch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 147,968 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 340 bytes.
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run).
It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window.
WinTouch.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.
If you encounter difficulties with WinTouch.exe, you could also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ WinTouch.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinTouch.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_DLOADER.BIA or TROJ_DLOADER.AMF (detected by TrendMicro), and Adware:Win32/MyDealAssistant or Tool:Win32/PornDialer.NO (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the WinTouch.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WinTouch. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 WinTouch.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.