SysWin.exe Malware

SysWin.exe is the name of a file that is detected as several different types of malware by different anti-malware suites.

While there is no consensus on what type of malware exactly SysWin.exe is, being detected as both a generic ransomware, a generic trojan, and a generic worm, it can be said with a fair amount of certainty that the file is malicious.

There is no user interface or visual window related to the file, which makes it highly suspect. It can appear under the C:\boots directory.

The naming convention used is meant to mislead the user too, giving the impression that it is a Windows system file, which is not the case.

The fact that the file appears in a directory located right in the root of the system drive and it has no window or visual interface associated with it, combined with multiple, even if diverse, threat detections, makes SysWin a highly suspicious file that is very likely malicious, and one you should remove from your system if you find it running in your Task Manager.

By Zaib
June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022