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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.
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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 folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 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 inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If winzip.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 581,632 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.

If winzip.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 86,018 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Winzip.exe is not a Windows core file. Winzip.exe is able to hide itself.

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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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 recommend removing it.


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