What does the wben.exe file do?
The wben.exe process is also known as Workspace Webmail Notifier or, as the case may be, wben and is a part of Workspace Desktop or, as the case may be, Webmail. This software is produced by Starfield Technologies. An obsolete or defective version of wben.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Workspace Webmail Notifier has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Workspace Webmail Notifier 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)
- wben.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wben.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wben.exe Workspace Webmail Notifier
wben.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wben.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,078,896 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,569,488 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). Wben.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 67% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A wben.exe file has a 62% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 1,569,488 bytes. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The wben file is not part of the Windows operating system. This wben.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Wben.exe is capable of track other applications.
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 wben.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 wben?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Workspace Desktop or Webmail
To remove Workspace Webmail Notifier 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 Workspace Desktop or Webmail in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wben.exe (Workspace Webmail Notifier) 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 Workspace Webmail Notifier. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Workspace Webmail Notifier 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 wben.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.