What is install-whatsapp.exe?

install-whatsapp.exe is digitally signed by Free-mium GmbH.

install-whatsapp.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected install-whatsapp.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on install-whatsapp.exe:

File version3.1.0.200

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

File version3.1.0.200

Digital signatures [?]

install-whatsapp.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameFree-mium GmbH
Certificate issuer namethawte SHA256 Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number3af8bc0c86618d48c79383622867ab5f

VirusTotal report

26 of the 55 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the install-whatsapp.exe file. That's a 47% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.DownloadGuide.11
Agnitum PUA.Downloader!
AhnLab-V3 Malware/Gen.Generic
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[Downloader:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.DownloaderGuide
AVG Generic.896
Avira PUA/DownloadGuide.4322854
BitDefender Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.DownloadGuide.11
Bkav W32.HfsAdware.59CA
Cyren W32/S-a50644a3!Eldorado
DrWeb Adware.ClickMeIn.6086
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/DownloadGuide.D potentially unwanted
F-Prot W32/S-a50644a3!Eldorado
F-Secure Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler
GData Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.DownloadGuide.11
Ikarus PUA.DownloadGuide
K7AntiVirus Unwanted-Program ( 004ceeee1 )
K7GW Unwanted-Program ( 004ceeee1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.DownloaderGuide.j
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.DownloadGuide
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.DownloadGuide.11
NANO-Antivirus Riskware.Win32.Covus.eagden
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Rising PE:Adware.DownloadGuide!1.A1DB [F]
Symantec PUA.Downloader
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Downloader.DownloaderGuide.Win32.5255
26 of the 55 anti-virus programs detected the install-whatsapp.exe file.

install-whatsapp.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove install-whatsapp.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the install-whatsapp.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that install-whatsapp.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate install-whatsapp.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the install-whatsapp.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate install-whatsapp.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the install-whatsapp.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If install-whatsapp.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If install-whatsapp.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If install-whatsapp.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that install-whatsapp.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to install-whatsapp.exe:

install-whatsapp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

install-whatsapp.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

install-whatsapp.exe has stopped working.

End Program - install-whatsapp.exe. This program is not responding.

install-whatsapp.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

install-whatsapp.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 0% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 1 user.

Keep100 %
Remove0 %


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