Most antivirus programs identify winzip.exe as malware—such as Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/VBInject.gen!AD, and Symantec identifies it as Infostealer.Banker.C.
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Description: Winzip.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winzip.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 95,690 bytes.
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The winzip.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Winzip.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If winzip.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 581,632 bytes. The software has no file description. Winzip.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.
Important: You should check the winzip.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 winzip. 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 winzip.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.