How to remove the winfile virus

Most antivirus programs identify winfile.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0UC814 or TROJ_SPNV.01JG13, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.ADH.

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Winfile.exe file information

The process winfile.exe has no vendor information.

Description: Winfile.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winfile.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,157,863 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,141,479 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. Winfile.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify winfile.exe related errors

Important: You should check the winfile.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 winfile issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active winfile process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the winfile.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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