What does the wincheck.exe file do?
The wincheck.exe process is also known as and is a part of WinCheck. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of wincheck.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WinCheck has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WinCheck 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)
- wincheck.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wincheck.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wincheck.exe WinCheck
wincheck.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Wincheck.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 528,896 bytes (50% of all these files), 528,384 bytes, 415,232 bytes, 267,776 bytes or, as the case may be, 268,800 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This wincheck.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 73% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A wincheck.exe file has a 74% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 529,920 bytes. Wincheck.exe does not supply any version information or other description. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The wincheck file is not part of the Windows operating system.
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 wincheck.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 wincheck?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall WinCheck
To remove WinCheck from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for WinCheck in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if wincheck.exe (WinCheck) 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 WinCheck. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WinCheck 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 wincheck.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.