The Winrmsrv.exe is legitimate Microsoft Windows process which in some cases can be targeted by malware. If there is any malicious presence in your computer regarding Winrmsrv.exe it should be removed as fast as possible as it can damage your system.

Winrmsrv is classified as a Trojan Horse which are known for their ability to cause damage in many unexpected ways. In many cases, such as the current one, the exact target of the malware remains a mystery – there are just too many things that a threat like that may be capable of doing.


The Winrmsrv malware should not be mistaken with the Winrmsrv.exe Microsoft Windows process.

The Trojan Horse infections are masters of disguise, and are capable of performing a broad range of criminal deeds. This makes them invaluable for a lot of cyber criminals who want to different types of online criminal offences. One of the recent Trojan versions that has been reported to us is labeled as Winrmsrv. If you have found this virus on your system, it is of utmost importance to locate and remove its files and system entries immediately. The longer the virus stays on your computer, the more harm it is likely to cause. Deleting Winrmsrv, however, may not be an easy task. Therefore, we have put together a comprehensive step-by-step removal guide below to help you, and other web users in need deal with the infection. Before you scroll down, though, be sure to first read the article preceding the guide, as the information presented here will give you a better idea of what you are dealing with, and what the Trojan might be up to.

What are the Trojans capable of?

Theft could be one of the possible uses – this is perhaps the Trojans’ most common use, as they can quietly infiltrate your system, and steal valuable data from it without any visible symptoms. The hackers behind an infection like Winrmsrv, for instance, can record your keystrokes to potentially acquire your banking credentials, your social media login information, and the passwords to other accounts of yours.

Destruction of some data may be another possible result of the Trojan’s presence on your system. The virus may destroy some or all of the data that you store on your PC.

Another quite common use is when the malware is utilized as an espionage tool. With the help of threats like Winrmsrv, the hackers can stalk you and see everything you do while you are in your room. For instance, they may hack into your webcam and record your conversations through the computer’s microphone with the intention to acquire some sensitive information, or simply to find out what valuables you keep in your home. Unfortunately, you won’t even have a clue that a criminal is looking directly at you, and hearing what you say from the other side since the Trojan is unlikely to show any visible symptoms of its operations.

Winrmsrv may even be used as a backdoor – such a Trojan can silently insert some other malicious program into the system. This could most often be a Ransomware virus, or a Rootkit, which are both things you definitely don’t want to enter your computer in addition to the Trojan.

These are but a few of the things that Trojans can do. Once you have removed Winrmsrv from your computer, be sure to take all the required precautions so that you could keep away from other infections of this type. For that, we advise you to invest in a reliable security program, and run periodic system scans with it for optimal protection. Most importantly, however, be mindful of your browsing habits. Most such infections can be prevented by using one’s common sense, and by not interacting with sketchy online materials, suspicious incoming emails, illegally downloadable software, etc.


Name Winrmsrv
Type Trojan
Detection Tool

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Winrmsrv Malware Removal

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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