Winime.exe Virus Removal (May 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Winime.exe Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

There is a reason why Trojan Horse PC viruses have become some of the most dreaded and feared malware infections. Such viruses can harm your PC and your virtual privacy in all sorts of ways and you might not even find about it right up until their insidious agenda has already been carried out (or maybe even after that). Of course, no all Trojans are equally dangerous – some older versions are no longer a significant threat since most modern antivirus programs can easily detect and stop them from harming the targeted computer. However, newer virus programs that belong to this group can really be devastating which is why it is essential that users are well informed and well acquainted with this category of malware. In the following lines, we can offer you a more in-depth look into the Trojan Horse malware class and give you some important tips that can help you keep your computer system safe from infections by such viruses. One of the main reasons why we decided to write this article has to do with the recent release of yet another Trojan Horse virus – a malicious program labeled Winime.exe. Many unfortunate customers have already fallen prey to this new threat and the number of infections is only going up as you are reading this article. In fact, it is highly likely that you have come to this page seeking help against this same virus. Luckily for you, in case that’s your present situation, here, you will be able to find some detailed instructions that could help you save your machine from this devastating malware piece by removing the virus. Simply refer to our removal guide at the bottom of this article and follow the steps provided there. Hopefully, after completing everything, the malware should be eliminated and your computer should be restored back to normal.

Winime.exe Virus Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

Typical characteristics of a Trojan Horse infection

Despite the fact that there are some substantial differences between different Trojan Horse versions, there are certain things that most such viruses have in common. One such aspect is the way they tend to infiltrate the users’ systems. Most infections the likes of Winime.exe are distributed in a way that does not raise suspicion. The malware might be distributed via seemingly safe online banners, fake update requests, suggested software downloads, spam e-mails or in the form of data files that the user might be tempted to open – executables or files of some other format. Of course, though we say such distribution methods are supposed not to raise suspicion, an experienced and vigilant user should be able to, most of the time, tell apart content that isn’t potentially harmful from such that might be carrying some form of unwanted or dangerous software. The thing is that a mistake can always be made – you might be super careful and still end up landing some nasty virus like Winime.exe on your computer. There are simply no guarantees when talking about protecting your system against malware. Still, the good news is that most hackers count on the user making a mistake that would allow them to infiltrate the targeted PC with their virus. This means that, as long as you do not make mistakes when online, your PC should be relatively safe.

How can a Trojan harm you?

There are different ways in which a malware piece like Winime.exe can be put into use. Most Trojans can e repurposed depending on what the hacker needs them to do so it is generally difficult to tell what the exact use of such a virus is going to be in each separate case. All we can tell you for now is what the most common uses of such viruses are.

Most of the time, viruses the likes of Winime.exe would be used to damage the infected system, to corrupt the data that’s on it, to spy on the computer’s user or to force the machine to carry out certain tasks. Such tasks could be mining for cryptocurrency, DDoS attacks, spam distribution or something else. Another common use of Trojans is when they load another piece of malware inside the targeted system. Lately, it is especially common for Trojan Horses to distribute Ransomware viruses in that way. Note that the aforementioned possibilities are only the tip of the iceberg – there are many more possible ways in which those viruses can cause their harm and benefit their creators.

Always protect your computer

Above we listed some possible ways in which your system might get infected by a Trojan. Here, we advise you to keep away from any type of online content that might be potentially infected and used for distribution of malware. Pay close attention to what you see on the Internet and if you think that something looks potentially hazardous, make sure to keep away from it. Also, never leave your system unprotected by a strong, reliable antivirus program – oftentimes this could be the only way you might spot a Trojan Horse infection on your PC.

SUMMARY:

Name Winime.exe
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans rarely trigger any symptoms. Still, increased RAM and CPU use as well as frequent crashes and system errors might be possible infection red flags.
Distribution Method  Malvertising, spam, illegal torrents, sites with questionable contents, fake online requests, phishing and others.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.


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