What is WinSnare?

If you have noticed a program entitled WinSnare active on your personal computer, you should know that our research team highly advises you to get rid of it as soon as possible. After its detailed analysis, malware experts at have classified it as a potentially unwanted program. While the application in question is not malicious and does not exhibit any such features, you must know that allowing it to be active on your personal computer could be quite dangerous in some situations. Also, in certain situations, the existence of this potentially unwanted program could signify that your personal computer is already infected with some other potentially dangerous program. To learn how WinSnare works and why we urge users to delete it, make sure to read the rest of this report. Below you will find a detailed removal guide that will help you terminate this application in a quick and easy way.test

What does WinSnare do?

Basically, WinSnare is a tool used by its developers to track, store and transmit information. During the investigation, our research team has discovered that this tool is based on a legitimate application known as Snare. Thus, it is not surprising that the two work alike, but the potentially unwanted program is mainly employed by suspicious parties. Having this tool fully running on your PC means that data linked to your online actives such as time spent on certain websites, times that you have visited certain sites, your geographical location, your ISP (Internet Service Provider), etc will be collected without your knowledge or consent. All of this info once gathered might be shared or sold to suspicious third-parties. This is how developers of this tool profit. Even if this does not seem like a big deal, you should know that devious parties could get hold of information regarding your online habits. This is alarming, to say the least, as even malware developers could gain access to such data and using it could design ads and pop-ups to your liking, which could actually host redirect links leading to suspicious sites. It goes without saying that such potentially threatening functionality, and the consequences that it might lead to should not be tolerated. To be on a safe side, we highly advise you to delete WinSnare as soon as it is found up and running on your PC.

Where does WinSnare come from?

Another important thing that you should know about Where does The Winsnare is the fact that this devious program is spread in devious ways. One of the ways that this potentially unwanted program is spread with popular browser hijackers of the ELEX family. Thus, if you already have this dubious application up and running on your PC, it is important to check your operating system for other suspicious programs as soon as possible. Keep in mind that usually hijackers are obtained via bundled installers which are up for download on questionable third-party download sites. By simply refraining yourself from such web pages you will dramatically lower the risk of infecting your PC with any devious program. In other instances, this dubious program could be advertised in a misleading manner. Often malware developers employ such technique to lure unsuspecting users into downloading their suspicious software without fully understanding its functionality. Thus, it is always important to learn as much as you can about an application that you want to run on your computer before even downloading it. Of course your best bet to have a fully secure operating system at all times is by running a professional antimalware tool. Make sure to install such a tool if you do not have one already as it can detect and terminate any virtual threat in an automated manner.

How to remove WinSnare

The removal procedure of WinSnare should not be delayed. Make sure to follow each step with care. This is important since in quite a few cases users that rush through the whole procedure face the consequences of an incomplete removal. In some cases, leftovers associated with WinSnare could be enough for it to continue its questionable functionality. In other situation, those same traces could be used to silently restore it. If you wish to be sure that the removal procedure has been successful, our research team highly advises you to run an in-depth analysis of your personal computer for leftovers associated with the potentially unwanted program in question as soon as you are done with the instructions that we present below.

How to delete WinSnare from your PC

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Windows button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate and select the unwanted program.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Right-click your Task Bar.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the WinSnare.
  5. Confirm that you want to remove it.

Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the undesirable application.
  4. Click the Uninstall option.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Select the Add or remove programs option.
  3. Select WinSnare and then click the Remove option.
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