How to Remove “rwinsta.exe”

What is rwinsta.exe?

rwinsta.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Reset Session Utility and it belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of rwinsta.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by rwinsta.exe ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the rwinsta.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 October 2011 at 9:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3ed558c3fb09da4d
e302576b7e9bcf9a
fb0bdd5f
4cfd549f76050050
bc6b4b270800345c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0749880a3039b165
0ae2ae851ad33cce
dec7916c
fd62fc071343018d
1c864c93f9cd9951
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2364c6d9c038ee31
984c85c2b09b0771
c2e59c96
2f4f842c2ff969d4
92ccfbdd8ecf659b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 156.220.2.23/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6d9691154a740bf8
bf7825cfcfd9364e
874011cf
0f798c6fc8f17e61
5ee7ff7b5b797108
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 July 2010 at 7:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c5aa1a243f47881e
4d554f9a9bb7a66d
4012d6c7
c59dc915ffc4e1bc
ea09a2f9d1e0799d
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 16765d09aa963459
35fc3a6680dcd234
a272741a
5dcc5d4e4e269e0a
899770d65036a01c
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e6e375983881e40f
7d712f854d48ba71
0324b5d7
1cad25b4e90a2648
fdd25f4f00be3c37
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2f6666f42bfbe73c
1ac54d54cd3f9830
368fbe48
eddfc9846e420bfd
ced586fc0181b4e0
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Internal Submission
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