What does the unsecapp.exe file do?
The unsecapp.exe process is also known as Sink to receive asynchronous callbacks for WMI client application and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of unsecapp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- unsecapp.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- unsecapp.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- unsecapp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module unsecapp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about unsecapp.exe unsecapp.exe
unsecapp.exe is a Windows system file. Unsecapp.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 16,896 bytes (40% of all these files), 38,912 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
This file is part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. For this reason, 6% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
unsecapp.exe is a system file used by Microsoft Windows, and appears in Windows Task Manager as a process named "unsecapp.exe." However, some viruses or Trojans use the same file name in order to remain undetected (e.g. Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner (recognized by Microsoft), as well as PUA.Gen.2 (recognized by Symantec)).
To be really safe, you should scan your computer with two different anti-virus engines. You can use a free Anti-Malware scanner for this purpose.
Objectionable files with the same file name have the following characteristics:
- A unsecapp.exe file has a 74% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 2,348,544 bytes (50% of all these files), 47,104 bytes, 2,156,032 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,859,584 bytes. The unsecapp file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This unsecapp program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system.
- A unsecapp.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 16,896 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The unsecapp file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves unsecapp.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about unsecapp?
|Task Manager |
|normally a bone-fide windows process/file. |
|on my machine, it does nothing but waste memory.. I'd rather just be rid of it, as ending the process does not cause any system errors. |
|Relevent Knowledge uses this program to get online. Disabling Relevant Knowledge stopped it from starting. |
|Part of Windows Media Edition |
Summary: 9 users judge unsecapp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted unsecapp.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove unsecapp.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if unsecapp.exe (unsecapp.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of unsecapp.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for unsecapp.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or unsecapp.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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