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Should I remove winengine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,165
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 210.93 days
534.22 days >
Average installed length: 280.69 days


20.020 100.00%


What is winengine?

winengine is a type of adware program infection. When you get winengine pop-ups on your computer, you may inadvertently install an unwanted program on your computer and malicious extensions in your web browser which effects IE, Chrome as well as Firefox. These program are designed to help you save everything you make a purchase online. With winengine, available compared deals are shown to you right as you browse in forms of text box.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is rkr0.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.41 MB (1,477,933 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in winengine.
rkr0.exe (6f5f777e26b1cdf96a503cb963b2bf25) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.Cyclon.A
ALYac Adware.Cyclon.A
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic
AVware Cyclon-Media (fs)
Bitdefender Adware.Cyclon.A
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Cyclon
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Adware.Cyclon.A
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.Cyclon
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Cyclon.A
nProtect Adware.Cyclon.A
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 Adware.Gen
Tencent Win32.Risk.Adw.Wrhf
Trend Micro 10.465.16 ADW_CYCLON
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.228 ADW_CYCLON
VIPRE Antivirus 38918 Cyclon-Media (fs)
       View all 16 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\winengine
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\winengine\ark_uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 1.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by winengine

Program executable:rkr0.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • ark_uninstaller.exe
  • Notif.exe
  • rkr1.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • rkr1.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'winengine2' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\winengine\rkr1.exe.
  • rkr0.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'winengine' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\winengine\rkr0.exe.

How do I remove winengine?

Quickly and completely remove winengine from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall winengine from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program winengine, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove winengine.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 8 46%
Win XP 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 45.83%
Windows 7 41.67%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Windows XP 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 29.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.08%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.42%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.49% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 58.49%
  Italy 24.53%
  United States 13.21%
  Spain 3.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 15.00%
Medion 12.50%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Dell 2.50%
Toshiba 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
Packard Bell 2.50%
NEC 2.50%
Common models
Sony SVE1713A6EW 2.44%
Packard Bell BV ISTART 31... 2.44%
Packard Bell ixtreme M586... 2.44%
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 2.44%
Packard Bell Easynote LE6... 2.44%


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