What does the win.exe file do?
The win.exe process is also known as AutoHotkey and is a part of AutoHotkey. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of win.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AutoHotkey has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AutoHotkey has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- win.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module win.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about win.exe AutoHotkey
win.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Win.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
The file size is 858,624 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The win file is not part of the Windows operating system. Win.exe is capable of record keystrokes, Change the behavior of other applications as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 80% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A win.exe file has a 26% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 239,104 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. Win.exe does not supply any version information or other description. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Win.exe is capable of supervise programs, record keystrokes as well as Change the behavior of other applications.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves win.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about win?
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|win.exe is a process which is registered as the Agobot Trojan. "This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. " (further information...) |
|Not sure if its the same file but both myself and a friend keep getting a message of a executable file win(with a group of numbers).exe trying to install. Im working on getting rid of it |
|I got win.exe after installing gillsoft secure disc creator (download from filecrop),My antivirus (Smart security 5) carantine this file,and I delete it. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted win.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall AutoHotkey
To remove AutoHotkey from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate AutoHotkey in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if win.exe (AutoHotkey) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AutoHotkey. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AutoHotkey or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or win.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.