Is wtoolsa.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of wtoolsa.exe:









File purpose and description:

WToolsa.exe is a program that most likely was installed by you. Always verify the disk location as it is shown below. This program can change your browser settings (Internet Explorer) and can alter your homepage and search buttons on your web browser. This is considered adware or malware related and action should be taken to remove it. This can come installed with freeware or other free programs downloaded from the internet, and is considered a hijacker/spyware/adware type of program. (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)
wtoolsa.exe

File type:
This is an executable program known as a browser hijacker.

File or folder location:
This program should be searched for but also can be found at C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsA.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, wtoolsa.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 wtoolsa.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!