Windows WinDir File Error Fix Database

You are reading this page properly because you are encountering problems related to WinDir. This page is going to specify what is WinDir, the cause of this error and How to fix it.


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File Information

File name: WinDir
File size: 639 KB
Affected OS: Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Risk level: Medium
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What is WinDir

WinDir is a legitimate windows process used by many applications of Windows operating systems. So it is not a problem in most cases if you see several even copies of this process running in your background because they plays a core role for the connected programs. In most case, WinDir process is safe in supporting the programs which require this process/file in order to function correctly. However this process may have more than one variants and one of them may be spyware or malware. To be sure we suggest that you scan your system for WinDir errors.


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How to fix/remove WinDir error manually

Knowing exactly what caused your WinDir errors, there are several simple tips you can repair this error in the section below. Continue reading and learn how you can troubleshoot this errors yourself.

1. Restart your PC instantly

Sound extremely easy? Whether you Believe it or not, it actually works in some cases when the WinDir error is not too severe to repair. Actually, rebooting the system works because it gives your machine the chance to reopen necessary programs, including the WinDir required by windows and the software you are running on it.

2. Reopen the WinDir related program

Before doing that, you need to close all open applications. (There are times you need to open the Task Manager to end the process running on the background.) Then it is time to open the applications again and doing the same things you were doing when the WinDir problem started.

3. Try registry restore to fix WinDir error

Initiating a registry restore is an other simple though sometimes frustrating method to fix WinDir error. And, the key step is to set the restore date to before you started experiencing this problem.

To back up and restore windows registry, please follow the steps below:

  • Click the windows button, or start button, in the bottom left hand corner of your screen, then click run.
  • Access Registry Editor by typing regedit in the box.
  • Once the Registry Editor has opened, simply click on the word computer to make it blue.
  • Next click File --> Export.
  • Save the .reg file in a directory or folder, and rename it which will be easy to find if you need it.
  • To restore the registry simply follow the above steps except choose Import in the last move, select your backed up registry file, then open.
Video guide: How to backup registry manually

4. Uninstall/Reinstall the program causing you this Problem

If you know exactly the program that the WinDir error message started popping up when you installed or launch it. Attempt uninstall and reinstall the program. This is the most effective method to fix this error in most case as reinstalling the program will remove some of the WinDir files or related registry entries that have become corrupted or obsolete. Moreover, the latest software may contains newer and more efficient versions of the files that you need.

Many PC users will choose the Windows default Windows Add/Remove programs control panel to have the unwanted program uninstalled. Thru this program, you often can uninstall many simple programs if they list there. The following is going to explain how to remove a program in Windows.

Uninstall a program thru Windows Add/Remove programs control panel


1. Instructions for Windows 7 user to remove programs

  • a. Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
  • b. In Large or Small icon view, click Programs and Features. Or in Category view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.
  • c. Choose the software you want to remove, and click Uninstall. After that, right-click the program and select Uninstall.


2. Instructions for Windows Vista user to remove programs

  • a. Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
  • b. In Classic View, double-click Programs and Features. In Control Panel Home view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.
  • c. Choose the software you want to remove, and click Uninstall. After that, right-click the program and select Uninstall.


3. Instructions for Windows XP in default XP view user to remove programs

  • a. Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
  • b. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
  • c. Choose the software you want to remove, and click Remove.


4. Instructions for Windows XP in Classic View and 2000 user to remove programs

  • a. Click Start, and choose Settings and then Control Panel.
  • b. Double-click Add/Remove Programs icon.
  • c. Choose the software you want to remove, and click Add/Remove.

5. Reinstall the windows operating system

No method can be more complete and successful than reinstalling the whole windows operating system. After the reinstallation is done, you can reinstall the program(s) that was not working previously and was causing the WinDir error. However, it also can be frustrating to reinstall the windows operating system. In order to have this error fixed, you have to back up all your files and settings to protect them from losing. Don't you think it's too exaggerated?

Of course, you can try these manual methods to figure out how to fix WinDir errors spending your countless hours, the recommended solution is to use a professional windows system repair tool which runs a deep scan of your Windows system, detects and automatically fixes the WinDir errors.



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Is WinDir a virus or not?

In most case, the WinDir is safe as a normal windows process and there are usually several of them running. This is a required Windows file and is used to load the needed files that are used with Microsoft Windows and Windows programs on your computer. However, there are kinds of viruses that can infect this file and may run as a service under the same name. The WinDir virus is a serious infection which can damage your system and rip you off.

WinDir virus behavior

Unfortunately once you have been infected by WinDir virus, your computer is rendered almost useless. The first signal that you'll notice is that your computer is performing gradually slow, often inconceivably slow. Since WinDir virus normally changes your Registry, which make the infected file launched during each starting operating. If you were going to open the task manager, you will see that there will be more than one instances of WinDir process listing, consuming large amounts of system resources. Sometimes there will be only one WinDir process which is taking up a very large amount of system resources on its own. Consequently, the reason why your computer is running extremely slowly is that all the systems resources are being consumed by the virus. It's not always the case that this virus is acting like the service. From many victims' experience, the Virus Problems is 80% caused by Windows registry problems. This means the WinDir virus is lurking in regular Windows processes that are essential for your system to operate.

Remove WinDir Virus

The problem will only get worse if it is left ignored. Fortunately, there are programs which you can get to scan the computer for registry errors and fix related viruses.



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My recommendation to you is to download and run the downloaded tool, which will analyse for errors and WinDir viruses, then fight back and eliminate all the malicious virus founded.

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