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What is winzipmalwareprotector.exe?

Part of WinZip Malware Protector by Nico Mak Computing

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How does winzipmalwareprotector.exe run?

Process - winzipmalwareprotector.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. winzipmalwareprotector.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does winzipmalwareprotector.exe start?

Scheduled task - winzipmalwareprotector.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'WinZip Malware Protector_startup' and is triggered by the Logon action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the winzipmalwareprotector.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of winzipmalwareprotector.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winzipmalwareprotector.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00016% CPU1632.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
111.14 MB RAM516.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
95 GDI objects63.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\winzip malware protector\winzipmalwareprotector.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by WinZip Malware Protector.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: winzipmalwareprotector.exe
Publisher: Nico Mak Computing (verified)
Name: WinZip Malware Protector
Description: WinZip Malware Protector
Version: 2.1.1000.10740
Size: 6.09 MB
Original file name: WinzipMalwareProtector.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: WinZip Computing
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/15/2012
Expiration date: 4/13/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002121765%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000488929%
User CPU: 0.00016328368129%
Privileged CPU time: 1746212.79 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1,935 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 533.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 968.62 MB
Paged memory: 111.14 MB
Peak paged memory: 522.83 MB
Paged system memory: 678.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 94.88 KB
Working set memory: 6.21 MB
Peak working set memory: 451.84 MB
Min working set memory: 5.26 MB
Private memory: 111.14 MB
Page faults: 6,197,041
Page faults /min: 6,867
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 95
Peak GDI objects: 99
USER objects: 149
Peak USER objects: 160
Handle count average: 1,058
Thread count average: 57
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\WinZip Malware Protector\WinZipMalwareProtector.exe" autolaunch

Scheduled task details

Name: WinZip Malware Protector_startup
Command: \WinZip Malware Protector_startup

Image hashes

MD5: 04302e75f690218d75a73774e033f8c3
SHA-1: 2885aa8366e6d69928b129af799e2c45c227f60b

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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