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 winvnc4.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.
The process known as VNC Server Free Edition for Win32 or VNC Server for Win32 or VNC Server Enterprise Edition for Win32 or VNC Server Personal Edition for Win32 or VNC Server Verizon Edition for Win32 or VNC® Server Enterprise Edition
belongs to software VNC Server Free Edition or VNC Server or VNC Server Enterprise Edition or VNC Server Personal Edition or VNC Enterprise Edition E or VNC Free Edition or Rating_Workstation_Basic or VNC Server Verizon Edition
by RealVNC (www.realvnc.com) or Verizon (www.verizon.com).
Description: Winvnc4.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The winvnc4.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 439,248 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 455,632 bytes and 17 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Winvnc4.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Winvnc4.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You can uninstall VNC Free Edition or VNC, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on www.realvnc.com/download.html or www.realvnc.com/v4 to update it, click on www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1 or www.realvnc.com/v4 for support, or click on VNC Free Edition or VNC in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winvnc4.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the winvnc4.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 winvnc4. 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 winvnc4.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.