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Should I remove WinCheck?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,157
United States Rank #4,142
Reach 0.0971%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.54 days
370.04 days >
Average installed length: 194.43 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is WinCheck?

This is adware that displays several types of advertising in the user's web browser, including but not limited to:
- Sponsored links
- Video targeted ads (which are displayed when you view a video).
- Display advertisements, such as banner ads, popups and interstitial ads
- Offers to download and install other applications (software bundles)
- Coupons and other offers


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is wincheck.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 605.7 KB (620,241 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WinCheck.
wincheck.exe (d2a19ca6737bbd252175fba4f0395ad6) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.hh
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
WinCheck has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\wincheck
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\wincheck\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 605.7 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WinCheck

Program executable:wincheck.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by wincheck) - wincheck

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • wincheck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\wincheck\wincheck.exe.

How do I remove WinCheck?

You can uninstall WinCheck 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinCheck, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 WinCheck.
  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.

Win 10 47%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.16%
Windows 7 44.82%
Windows XP 4.01%
Windows Vista 4.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 29.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.95%
  United Kingdom 6.06%
  France 5.98%
  Canada 5.34%
  Brazil 4.85%
  Germany 4.65%
  Australia 3.56%
  Italy 1.33%
  Russia 0.93%
  Indonesia 0.81%
  India 0.81%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  Belgium 0.65%
  Sweden 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.36%
Dell 19.93%
Acer 17.66%
ASUS 10.66%
Toshiba 9.34%
Lenovo 5.33%
Samsung 2.92%
Intel 0.73%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Medion 0.58%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 8.04%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.21%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.86%
ASUSTeK X551MA 2.68%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.50%


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