How to get rid of the winpop VirusSometimes the winpop file may cloak a virus, such as Kaspersky found not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Rond.a or, as the case may be, not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Rond.c, as well as Microsoft found Trojan:Win32/Matcash or, as the case may be, Adware:Win32/MaxSearch. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary »free anti-virus scanner«. (Get a second opinion).
Other problems with winpop.exe
The software provider of is unknown. We can, however, share a few interesting facts about this file. An obsolete or defective version of winpop.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- winpop.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- winpop.exe 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)
- winpop.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module winpop.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about winpop.exe winpop.exe
winpop.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file winpop.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 49,152 bytes.
Winpop.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 69% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find winpop.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about winpop?
|Started having pop ups, and i see this is one of the new things in task manager |
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove winpop.exe 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if winpop.exe (winpop.exe) 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 winpop.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for winpop.exe 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 winpop.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.