How to remove the winvnc86 virus

Most antivirus programs identify winvnc86.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.ccx, and TrendMicro identifies it as HKTL_COINMINE.

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Winvnc86.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winvnc86
Winvnc86.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The winvnc86.exe process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.

Description: Winvnc86.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winvnc86.exe 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 174,592 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 241,664 bytes. 
There is no file information. The winvnc86.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Winvnc86.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the winvnc86.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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Best practices for resolving winvnc86 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active winvnc86 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the winvnc86.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 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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