Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.18%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.18%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 78.92%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 5.23%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 15.50%


PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
TraceEvent, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceLoggerHandle, RegisterTraceGuidsA, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegCloseKey, RegSetValueW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegSetValueExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegDeleteKeyW
FreeLibrary, LoadLibraryA, lstrlenW, GetFileAttributesW, GetFileAttributesA, GetLastError, ReleaseMutex, CloseHandle, WaitForSingleObject, CreateMutexW, GetCurrentProcess, GetModuleHandleA, ExpandEnvironmentStringsW, GetExitCodeProcess, CreateProcessW, GetModuleHandleW, HeapSetInformation, GetVersionExA, SetFileAttributesW, DeleteFileW, FindFirstFileExW, FindClose, FindNextFileW, FindFirstFileW, SetCurrentDirectoryW, GetCurrentDirectoryW, GetShortPathNameW, CreateDirectoryW, InterlockedCompareExchange, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetStartupInfoW, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, GetCurrentProcessId, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, TerminateProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetProcAddress, SetConsoleCtrlHandler, GetCurrentThreadId
CoUninitialize, CoFreeAllLibraries, CoTaskMemFree, CoInitializeEx, CoCreateInstance, OleInitialize, CoFreeUnusedLibraries, CoFreeUnusedLibrariesEx, OleUninitialize
SHCreateItemFromParsingName, SHGetSpecialFolderPathW, SHSetLocalizedName, SHGetSpecialFolderLocation, SHChangeNotify
PathFindFileNameW, PathCombineW, SHRegGetPathW, SHRegGetValueA, StrStrIW, SHDeleteValueW, SHRegGetBoolUSValueA, PathRemoveBlanksW, PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathAddExtensionW, PathAppendW, StrCmpW, StrCmpNIW, SHDeleteKeyW, SHSetValueW, SHRegGetValueW, StrCmpIW, SHGetValueW
SetWindowsHookExA, GetGUIThreadInfo, IsChild, UnhookWindowsHookEx, GetLastActivePopup, GetPropW, GetParent, CallNextHookEx, SendMessageW, IsDialogMessageW, SetPropW, FindWindowW, GetWindowThreadProcessId, AllowSetForegroundWindow, SetForegroundWindow, SendMessageTimeoutA, MessageBoxW, LoadStringW


Windows Mail by Microsoft

Remove winmail.exe
Version:   6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   2bf10b03f6845661ed8bd58a8cb34b2f
SHA1:   3ef0d9929f2f21c679ccde9ac226ef9340ba69da
SHA256:   2eb0fbbe210136afd30d12e1b091b76929c829cd669628dcfe382d56e22a85e5
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is winmail.exe?

Windows Mail is an email and newsgroup client included in Windows. Windows Mail is not a component of Internet Explorer, unlike Outlook Express, which was bundled with Internet Explorer. Unlike its predecessor Outlook Express, Windows Mail does not have WebDAV, making it incapable of accessing web-based email services through WebDAV.


winmail.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Java 7 Update 10 published by Oracle Corporation and Windows Live published by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows 7.


File name:winmail.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Mail
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows mail\winmail.exe
Original name:WinMail.exe.mui
File version:6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:6.1.7600.16385
Size:387.5 KB (396,800 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
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The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
9% remove
Windows Live "is a way to extend the Windows user experience". Windows Vista provides a link in its user interface to download Windows Live Messenger, and Windows 7 saw the removal of applications such as Windows Mail, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker and replaced with the Windows Essentials suite, a software package that allows the downloading and installation of similar offerings from Windows Live. Windows Live offers int...


Shell open commands
  • snews
  • nntp
  • news
  • mailto

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 71.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.00%
Windows Vista Business 7.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 7.00%
Windows 8.1 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 77.20% of Windows Mail.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 34.46%
Hewlett-Packard 21.96%
Toshiba 9.46%
ASUS 9.46%
Sony 8.78%
Gateway 5.41%
Acer 3.38%
Lenovo 2.70%
Intel 2.03%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Packard Bell 1.01%
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