• Undesirable program

    WINMAIN.EXE Information

    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Name
    Winmain
  • Filename
    winmain.exe
  • Command
    Unknown at this time.
  • Description
    One of the first of a new breed of malware. When run it immediately loads MSHTA.EXE from the Windows folder, placing it on "hot standby", ready to accept HTA scripting within a web page and then EXECUTE what is embedded IN the page as a program! In other words, it's possible for a "rogue" website to actually embed trojans, worms and/or viruses directly into a web page. BOClean's HTA Stop offers an easy way to toggle this capabiltity, or rather vulnerability, on and off. I suggest you leave it disabled!
  • File Location
    Unknown
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