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:   6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
MD5:   b51a921f2ca7a068f5025d6ef3c5c8dd
SHA1:   3cd8e4eebf9a17e9c45ce70032a630b060bd52fb
SHA256:   d4917dfea3cb7989e4847fbe0c676cafbd23e291a40898af7b4550db098fccbf
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. This version is designed to run on Windows Vista.


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:6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version:6.0.6000.16386
Size:391.5 KB (400,896 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
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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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