Home > Windows files > winsecurity.exe

What does the winsecurity.exe file do?

The winsecurity.exe process is also known as Windows Security and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of winsecurity.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

special offer

Free PC Check

Take advantage of our Free Computer Check to identify problems with winsecurity.exe

Scan your computer today at no charge with the Windows Repair Tool. This tool helps repair Windows and helps it run faster.
More information about Outbyte and Unistall. Please review Outbyte EULA and Privacy Policy. Outbyte scanner and repair are free. An advanced version must be purchased.


What you should know about winsecurity.exe Windows Security

winsecurity.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Winsecurity.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,265,664 bytes (37% of all these files), 1,376,256 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 74% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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 winsecurity.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 winsecurity?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

Summary: source: file.net

How to uninstall the program

To remove Windows Security from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate the program in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
Remove software in Windows 10
winsecurity.exe Windows Security fix

How to tell if winsecurity.exe (Windows Security) 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 Windows Security. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Security 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 winsecurity.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.

Users with an interest in winsecurity.exe have also been interested in: winsecurity.exe [index]