WinComm is a variant of SyncroAd.

The following statement is done in a file, 'info.txt', located in "%ProgramsDir%\Win Comm\":

"What is Win Comm?
Win Comm is free ad delivery software which provides targeted advertising offers.

How did Win Comm get installed on your computer?
You downloaded Win Comm from a Website that is able to offer its content for free because it shows the Win Comm ActiveX popup. The Wind Update program is installed only once the user has agreed on it by clicking on "yes". Through the ActiveX, the user can review the license terms and privacy policy before installing the software. Each and every distributor is carefully reviewed to make sure that their distribution techniques abide by a strict code of conduct. If you do not remember having seen an ActiveX prompt, you might have downloaded Win Comm from a popular free software product (screensavers, games, file sharing software, etc.). Users always will have to opt-in before installing the Win Comm software.
Removal instructions:
Win Comm supports many free software products through its advertising relevancy technology. If you remove Win Comm from your system, certain free software that you installed may no longer function properly and you may have to reinstall them from a backup. If you are sure that you want to remove Win Comm from your computer just follow these two easy steps: 1) Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs 2) Scroll to Win Comm and click Remove
End User License Agreement:
Please find an up to date copy of Wind Update's End User License Agreement at"




WinComm.exe, WinDat,dll, WinLock.exe, info.txt

If you have any of the files related to WinComm on your system, please send them for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the WinComm software. Thank you very much for your time!

Log references

Log 1260

Vendor whois


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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall WinComm from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove WinComm manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If WinComm remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start your computer in safe mode.
  2. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  3. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  4. In the right pane, delete the value called 'Win Comm', if it exists.
  5. Exit the registry editor.
  6. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    %ProgramsDir%\Win Comm\
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.

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