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Should I remove WinkPlayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach <0.001%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is WinkPlayer?

Installs the Iminent toolbar (Iminent Minibar) in the user's web browser.

From the EULA: "When you download, install or use any component of the Application to access and use various components thereof, including Iminent Minibar, SearchTheWeb or StartWeb, the Iminent Browser and the IMINENT TOOLBAR, you acknowledge and agree that the IMINENT homepage, accessible at search.iminent.com or start.iminent.com, will be your default internet browser homepage as a result of such action. You may specify during installation of the Application that you do not accept the IMINENT homepage as your default homepage, and this default feature will be deactivated. You may also deactivate this default feature, once it has been installed, by accessing the Start Menu within the IMINENT Application and selecting the option to deactivate."

About  (from SIEN)

The wink service allows users to send special Winks with superior sound and visual effects. They offer a better solution for chatting experience and entertainment, better than the set winks offered by your Messenger or other Messenger addons.
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
WinkPlayer has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SIEN
Help link: www.iminent.com/aide
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\WinkPlayer
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\WinkPlayer\inst\Bootstrapper\uninstall.exe /UNINSTALL /JSNCONFIG="C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\WinkPlayer\inst\Boots
Estimated size: 1.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinkPlayer

Program executable:WinkHandler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WinkHandler.exe runs as a service named 'WinkHandler' (WinkHandler).

How do I remove WinkPlayer?

You can uninstall WinkPlayer 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 WinkPlayer, 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 WinkPlayer.
  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.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%


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