View Full Version : Winstall.exe - helpp!!

12-16-2006, 02:44 AM
Hi everebody
My computer was infected with a trojan virus today, from a link from someone on msn messenger. I ran AVG Free and the virus went to the vault, which i have deleted and all seems to be running fine now. however, i've had to vault it three times. when I restart, the virus seems to reappear. but my computer is running fine.


there is an icon on my desktop titled winstall.exe which when scanned doesn't contain a virus, but I have just had a quick scan thru some stuff on the internet and get the idea that its a nasty little program that lets other nasty stuff infect my computer I can't delete it, and in fact, am not sure if this is accurate and am a little worried its an important windows file i shouldnt be deleting at all.

I've now installed Avira Antivir as well, as a double up safety precaution, but no spyware detection programs as yet (I'm not even sure if I'm wording that correctly..)

Thank you

12-27-2006, 12:09 PM
There are a lot of very sharp people here when it comes to virus and malware problems. They also put out a great newsletter with links to all kinds of free software. It's the Forum of the newsletter that I am sending you to. Post a question and see what kind of feedback you get.



12-27-2006, 04:01 PM
Sounds like spy sheriff. Down load and run spybot and if it is there it will remove it.

master plumber mark
12-27-2006, 06:44 PM
If you want to save yourself a lot of greif

just go to OFFICE DEPOT and but that program.....

I got myself into a mess about 2 months ago....

the free Mcaffe spyware I get from my comcast account could not even
touch this one.....

something attacked my computor and actually tried to invade my

company books...tried to mess with my pass word .....

I shut the whole thing down before it made my pc totally crash.....

this program cost me about 30 bucks and comes with free updates
for a year......and it cleaned it up real nicely

12-31-2006, 05:15 PM
Actually Mark, there are free alternatives for cleaning up Malware. Just going out and purchasing a program will not totally clean a malware ridden system.

A couple of forums for help in Malware are: http://www.malwareteks.com http://forums.majorgeeks.com http://dslreports.com

12-31-2006, 05:58 PM
I'm running free versions of E-Trust EZ Antivirus and Pest Patrol, as well as a free version of Spyware Doctor. That combination has kept me virus-free. The Norton, which I paid for, was useless.

01-01-2007, 07:58 AM
I agree with the useless thing with Norton. I installed two different Norton utilities over the years and both of them took over my computer, slowed it down and made life miserable until I uninstalled them both.


master plumber mark
01-01-2007, 11:29 AM
I went to the sites you were talking about.....

and perhaps their is something I could have got for free.....

I just dont know what to look for....

The spyware doctor seemed to have killed off all my troubles

and I seem to sleep better with this spyware doctor installed
on all 3 of my computors...working 24hr a day for 30 bucks..

getting updated every few days ect...


01-01-2007, 04:59 PM

Spyware Dr. is known to be very limited in what it will do. In the Malware forum for Majorgeeks, they get into some in depth troubleshooting, due to the extensiveness that some people get their systems hosed up.