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Winmail.exe message on my computer.

Every time I turn my computer on to start, I get this message on my computer WINMAIL.exe. What does this mean? I am wondering if this is whats perventing me to download pdf files and now I can't print.

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  • ljacks39 Jan 25, 2008

    When I start my computer, I get {winmail.exe} surrounding my computer window. And when I go to click on my icons on my desk top nothing will open. But when I take the {winmail exe} that is surrounding my desktop with my mouse and drag it over to the side I can click the internet explorer icon to get on the internet but I still can't download files...Is this some type of virus?

  • ljacks39 Jan 27, 2008

    Thank you!

    This is a good site for help information. I would use this site again in the future.

  • Pascal Willemen
    Pascal Willemen May 11, 2010

    Can you tell me what is the exact error. Winmail is probably Windows Mail on Vista. (if you are using Vista).

    Buy anyhow, it doesn't seem obvious to me that that could prevent you from download PDF.



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Winmail.exe can be a legitimate windoze component, but in this case it's probably a Virus. Scan your hard drives with your favorite updated Anti-Virus or install one (preferably up to date) and scan your hard drive/drives in safe mode (by pressing F8 on boot then once in safe mode scan them). That should tell you whether it is a virus or not. If not, you have repair options that can be explored. They will depend on the OS version you are running.
I hope this helps.

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