What is WinLoop.exe? Should I remove it?

Why do you see WinLoop.exe running in your Task Manager?

If you have landed on this page, you are probably concerned about the WinLoop.exe process running on your computer. We have some bad news for you — it is a malicious file and belongs to a PUP called Windows Management. This program has been listed as potentially unwanted due to its questionable activity on the computer. Of course, Windows Management ads, redirects and other unpleasant traits it exhibits are initiated by WinLoop.exe. So, when we are talking about this executable, we also have Windows Management in mind. This means that when you decide to remove WinLoop.exe from your computer, you will have to eliminate all the Windows Management components too.

According to the app's details, the program has been developed by Dunloop interactive, which seems to be responsible for releasing other malicious executables, including winrange.exe, winlooppattern_.exe, setuserspace.exe and conprotsetup.exe. All of these program files have been denominated as potentially unwanted, so seeing either of them on your computer is a major red flag to check your computer for malicious content. We suggest employing automatic utilities like FortectIntego for to scan your computer because the program which brought these files into your computer could have scattered them all over your system. For instance, WinLoop.exe is commonly found in the C:\Program Files\winloop\ folder, but its presence has also been spotted on C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\ directory as well. To make sure the virus is removed from the system completely, all these folders must be cleared up.

When it comes to this executables impact on the system, it is quite obvious that it is not working for your benefit. When running, this file utilizes most of the system’s CPU which may jump to 100% at times. This naturally makes your computer slower and may result in other applications and Internet browsers freezing or crashing completely. In fact, your whole operating system may freeze due to the CPU overload. Do not let your computer end up in such a state and get over with the WinLoop.exe removal as soon as you possibly can.

How is this file distributed?

Because WinLoop.exe is the main Windows Management’s running file, it is only natural that it enters the system along with the application. It may happen when the users accidentally download and install a freeware which is bundled with this malware. But its distribution is not limited this deceptive software bundling strategy. WinLoop.exe may also turn up on your computer after downloading a fake software update as well as clicking on a corrupt link on the web or in our email. The only suggestion we can offer to help you avoid this virus is to examine what you are allowing to install on your PC very attentively.

How to remove WinLoop.exe?

WinLoop.exe removal is directly associated with the elimination of Windows Management. The file cannot be eliminated in isolation to other malware components because these leftover files can continue carrying out unwanted activities on your PC. To make sure this does not happen, scan your computer with a reputable antivirus software. According to the statistics, most of the virus-fighting utilities, including FortectIntego, detect this PUP, so you should have to trouble eliminating it. NOTE: Updating the antivirus software beforehand should help remove WinLoop.exe more effectively.

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