How to remove the winnt2 virus

Most antivirus programs identify winnt2.exe as malware—e.g. F-Secure identifies it as Gen:Trojan.Heur.PGW@tHVkxqdG1, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banker.anez or Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banker.amzf.

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Winnt2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winnt2
Winnt2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process winnt2.exe has no company information.

Description: Winnt2.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The winnt2.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 677,376 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 674,304 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Winnt2.exe is not a Windows system file. Winnt2.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify winnt2.exe related errors

Important: You should check the winnt2.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 winnt2 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active winnt2 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the winnt2.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.

Other processes

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