Is winlip.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of winlip.exe:









File purpose and description:

WinLIP.EXE is an executable file, and it most likely was installed by you but may have arrived on your pc. Always check the file location which is shown below, as this is a way to verify you have the correct file. Often spyware or virus writers use similiar names in hopes to fool you into thinking its a good file, but they place the spyware in other disk locations with the similiar or same name. This file has been reported as a trojan or virus related software program. This will appear in your startup and most likely in your startup folder on your menu. Action should be taken to remove it. If you are ever concerned about a potential spyware or virus in your startup list, simply rename the file to a different name or just remove it from your startup list. This way even if you remove a potential dangerous threat that is really a file you wanted, you simply can just add it back or run the program if needed. If this file were on my computer I would take action to remove this immediately and reboot your machine so it is no longer running. You should also verify it is gone after rebooting. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
winlip.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found at: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\WinLIP.EXE


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, winlip.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of winlip.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!