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How to remove the winzip virus

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.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

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Winzip.exe file information

The process belongs to software STB or Project1 by WinZip 8.1 (www.winzip.com) or eXpert or Vivo.

Description: Winzip.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winzip.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 95,690 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 240,128 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winzip.exe.html 
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, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify winzip.exe related errors

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.

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User Comments

Part of Worm.Win32.Nyxem.e
  Andrew   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of winzip.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks winzip.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving winzip issues

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.



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