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Should I remove WindApp?

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 #10,341
Reach 0.0344%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.96 days
293.69 days >
Average installed length: 154.31 days

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What is WindApp?

WindApp is an web browser advertisement extension that delivers ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of traditional banners as well as context-hyper links. Ads delivered are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The ads are not affiliated nor endorsed by the underlying websites on which they appear. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is WindApp Update.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 708.06 KB (725,050 bytes). WindApp Update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • 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 WindApp.
WindApp Update.exe (8083cd9ca87c9c5f30270f744533156b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Symantec 8/6/2014 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
WindApp 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

Displayed publisher: Store
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\store\windapp
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Store\WindApp\WindApp Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 708.06 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WindApp

Program executable:WindApp Update.exe (Malware detected)
WindApp installer
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\store\windapp\WindApp Update.exe
Additional files:
  • WindApp Uninstall.exe - WindApp (WindApp installer)
  • (Malware detected) WindApp Update.exe
  • AddonsUI.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WindApp Update.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WindApp Update' (runs daily at 21:26).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WindApp Update.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WindApp' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Store\WindApp\WindApp Update.exe" /winstartup.

How do I remove WindApp?

You can uninstall WindApp 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 WindApp (remove only), 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 WindApp.
  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 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 10 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.47%
Windows 10 35.84%
Windows Vista 6.49%
Windows XP 6.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.98%
Windows 8.1 21.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.31%
Windows 8 6.97%
Windows 7 Professional 6.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.97% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 39.97%
  Italy 23.50%
  France 23.35%
  Spain 8.53%
  United States 2.40%
  Belgium 0.30%
  MA 0.15%
  CY 0.15%
  South Africa 0.15%
  Thailand 0.15%
  Switzerland 0.15%
  Sweden 0.15%
  India 0.15%
  IQ 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.38%
Acer 24.24%
ASUS 13.76%
Dell 11.79%
Samsung 7.64%
Toshiba 4.80%
Lenovo 3.71%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Intel 1.09%
Sahara 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.02%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 7.59%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.64%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.53%
ASUSTeK X550CC 2.53%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 2.11%


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