How to remove an winxp error
The free file information forum can help you determine if winxp.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.
Winxp.exe file information
Description: The file winxp.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 256 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 218,112 bytes.
Winxp.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. File winxp.exe is not a Windows system file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). winxp.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If winxp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 730,112 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. Program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). File winxp.exe is not a Windows core file. winxp.exe seems to be a compressed file.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "key" definitely not required. Added by the BEAGLE.AG WORM!
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winxp.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the winxp.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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