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What’s wingetui.exe (WingetUI)? Is it safe or a virus?

Wingetui.exe is a program developed by Marti Climent that allows users to easily manage and install applications on their Windows devices.

The executable file is a part of the Windows Package Manager (winget), which is a command-line tool that helps users discover, install, upgrade, remove, and configure applications on their system. Wingetui.exe provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for the Windows Package Manager, making it more accessible to users who prefer a visual interface over command-line operations. With this tool, users can quickly search for and install a wide range of applications from the Microsoft Store and other sources, streamlining the process of managing software on their Windows devices.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes wingetui.exe (WingetUI)?

We’ve found Marti Climent should be the publisher of wingetui.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is wingetui.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the wingetui.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find wingetui.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 7, 2024

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