How to remove an winup error
The free file information forum can help you determine if winup.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Winup.exe file information
Here is some of what is known about the winup.exe process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.
Description: winup.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 1,198,592 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. 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, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. File winup.exe is not a Windows system file. winup.exe is able to connect to Internet, record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous.
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If winup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 301,568 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File winup.exe is not a Windows core file. winup.exe seems to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winup.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the winup.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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