How to delete Wintup.exe process and Roaming folder?

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Wintup.exe junk software refers to the hijacker that appears in the system with the purpose to inject unwanted advertisements. Track a Roaming folder with the help of Task Manager to know for sure if there is a dangerous item in the system.

Wintup.exe virus

The Wintup.exe malware occurs in the Roaming folder which your Task Manager displays. Sadly to tell the truth but the fact that to delete the threat is not so easy will become obvious if to mention interconnected files existing on the computer. We classify current item as unwanted and insist on the urgent uninstallation.

As a rule, Wintup.exe is malicious application that cheats users about the real aims of its developers. This computer threat often installs additional ad-supported software. Fake search engine also appears on the compromised. Use malware removal software to have a chance to eliminate computer threats as soon as they appears on the computer due to the not updated databases or careless installation.

Wintup.exe virus

Malware invader like Wintup.exe hijacker can be easily removed with Wintup.exe hijacker with our GridinSoft Anti-Malware program. The detailed removal guide you can find below. Remember to reset infected browsers.

Wintup.exe removal guide

STEP 1. Remove Wintup.exe virus from the browser

First of all, Wintup.exe is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:

  1. Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
  2. Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
  3. Choose Reset Browser Settings tool
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware tools tab
  4. Select the browser, which is infected by Wintup.exe, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
  5. Choose your browser and click Reset
    Reset Browser Settings options
  6. When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and Wintup.exe has been removed from your browser:
  7. Your browser is clean!
    Reset Browser completed

Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:

BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that Wintup.exe hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.

STEP 2. Remove Wintup.exe traces from the system

  1. Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
  2. Choose "Full Scan"
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Types
  3. Scan your computer system:
  4. Please wait until the scan completed
    Anti-Malware Scan Process
  5. After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
  6. Move detected items to quarantine
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Results
  7. Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed Wintup.exe!
  8. GridinSoft Anti-Malware Removal Process
    Removal process completed. Your system is clean!

Video guide on how to remove Wintup.exe from the system:

STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Wintup.exe in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.

On-Run Protection from malware
GridinSoft On-Run Protection
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