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WinReanimator Information
Type:   Spyware
  Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
  By downloading freeware & shareware programs.
  Changes PC settings, excessive popups
& slow PC performance.
Detection:   Download SpyHunter's Spyware Scanner.

To check your computer for WinReanimator, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting WinReanimator and other threats. If you detect the presence of WinReanimator on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of WinReanimator.


Detection of WinReanimator (Recommended)

WinReanimator is difficult to detect and remove. WinReanimator is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. WinReanimator, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove WinReanimator and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a WinReanimator scan/check to successfully detect all WinReanimator files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove WinReanimator, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove WinReanimator or follow the WinReanimator manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with WinReanimator. WinReanimator can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing WinReanimator involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing WinReanimator on your system. WinReanimator installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with WinReanimator, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect WinReanimator and other common Spyware infections. After detection of WinReanimator, the next advised step is to remove WinReanimator with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


WinReanimator may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of WinReanimator from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

WinReanimator, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. WinReanimator along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example WinReanimator, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect WinReanimator and other types of spyware.

Remove WinReanimator manually

Another method to remove WinReanimator is to manually delete WinReanimator files in your system. Detect and remove the following WinReanimator files:


  • WinReanimator.exe
  • braviax.exe
  • winivstr.exe
  • buritos.exe


  • WinReanimator.dll

Other Files

  • WinReanimator
  • WinReanimator.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\WinReanimator
  • cru629.dat
  • buritos
  • karina.dat

Registry Keys

  • WinReanimator
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Known Variants

VirusBurst is a re-branded variant of other well-known rogue anti-spyware programs, including SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, SpySheriff, SpyHeal and many other pseudonyms.

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PC Infected

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