How to Remove Winsrcsrv.exe | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove Winsrcsrv.exe. This Winsrcsrv.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Winsrcsrv.exe is a very dangerous computer infection. Categorized as a Trojan horse, this virus is perfectly capable of destroying your system. The pest can infect all versions of Windows OS including the newest OS 10. If you are infected with it, it is crucial that you take immediate measures. As soon as you realize that Winsrcsrv.exe is on board, start looking for its hiding place and when you find it, remove it on the spot. This Trojan exhibits many malicious traits and you are about to experience them all if you let it stay. There are signs of its presence in your system.

For instance, slow PC performance, lags, system crashes and reboots, apps opening or closing without your interaction, unusual errors, etc. Any of these signs may mean that Winsrcsrv.exe is using your PC as a host. Do not let it stay even a minute after detection. Protect yourself. Find where the Trojan is hiding and get rid of it ASAP. The longer it stays, the worse your predicament gets. Don’t let it cause you irreversible damage. Cut its stay as short as possible and earn the gratitude of your future self. Delays will lead to nothing but regrets.

Once the Trojan has entered, it hides and works from the shadows. The pest disables your antivirus program and opens a huge hole in your security wall. Your machine becomes vulnerable to all kinds of malware. Also, Winsrcsrv.exe messes with your settings. It makes unauthorized changes in your system registry and alters or completely damages important system files. It can also block important features like Control Panel, Registry editor, Task manager and prevent your program from running properly.

Winsrcsrv.exe also makes copies of itself and spreads them into different folders, thus making its removal even harder. It also runs together with your OS and always works in the background. This slows your PC a lot. You experience constant lagging. Your system crashes and freezes often. Even your internet connection may become unstable.

Also, your browsers struggle to display content correctly. You are exposed to many corrupted ads which may have been compromised to deliver malware. However, the biggest risk you are exposed to is the security one. Winsrcsrv.exe spies on you. It monitors everything and it has access to everything. This includes your real name, address, credit card information, databases, work-related data, browsing-related data, etc. Nothing is beyond its reach.

What is even worse is that the pest sends everything it finds to the hackers who published it and they can use your details for their malicious purposes. You may fall victim to a financial fraud or even an identity theft. Remove the Trojans as soon as possible and save yourself tons of trouble. To do so manually, use our removal guide below. If you prefer an automatic solution, download a good antimalware app to do the job for you. You have options but you don’t have time. Act fast!

How is Winsrcsrv.exe being distributed? The threat travels the web via freeware bundles, malicious websites, suspicious links, adult websites, torrent files, malicious ads, fake program or system updates, spam email messages, peer to peer file sharing, etc. If you are not careful, each one of these tactics will work. Crooks mostly prat for your negligence, haste, and distraction to succeed. Without them, none of the above-mentioned methods are good enough to work.

So, do your due diligence. Be careful what pages you visit and what you click on. Also, get yourself a reliable antimalware program, keep it up to date and regularly scan your PC to be sure it is infection-free.

Winsrcsrv.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Winsrcsrv.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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