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How to remove the WinSit virus

Most antivirus programs identify WinSit.exe as malware, such as Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/VB.CB, and Symantec identifies it as W32.Imaut.AS.
The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you know more about this file, please leave a comment or a hint for other users.

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WinSit.exe file information

The process belongs to software OlalaTheWorld by unknown.

Description: WinSit.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WinSit.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 57,344 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 57,603 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winsit.exe.html 
The process has no file description. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell). WinSit.exe is not a Windows system file. WinSit.exe is able to monitor applications. WinSit.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify WinSit.exe related errors

Important: You should check the WinSit.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.


User Comments

in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder
WinSit.exe is worm W32.Imaut.AS that spreads by sending messages to Yahoo! Instant Messenger contacts, enticing them to download a copy of the worm.

Summary: Average user rating of WinSit.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments.
One user thinks WinSit.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks WinSit.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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