What does the wlmail.exe file do?
The wlmail.exe process is also known as Windows Live Mail and is a part of Windows Live Mail or, as the case may be, Windows Live Essentials. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wlmail.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows Live Mail has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows Live Mail 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)
- wlmail.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wlmail.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wlmail.exe Windows Live Mail
wlmail.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wlmail.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 102,088 bytes (45% of all these files), 102,080 bytes, 101,888 bytes or, as the case may be, 92,024 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Wlmail.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 8% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 wlmail.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 wlmail?
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 Windows Live Mail or Windows Live Essentials
To remove Windows Live Mail 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 Windows Live Mail or Windows Live Essentials in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wlmail.exe (Windows Live Mail) 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 Windows Live Mail. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Live Mail 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 wlmail.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.