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Windows 7: unsecapp.exe process suddenly running at startup

27 Jan 2012   #1

unsecapp.exe process suddenly running at startup

I have been running Windows 7 Home Premium on 4 pcs on my network for over 2 years. Two of the pcs for the last week have the unsecapp process running at startup. Neither of the pcs have had any software installed in over 2 months, or have had any configuration changes made to them. The network still works flawlessly, but the 2 pcs with the unsecapp running take a lot longer to see the other pcs. The only changes were windows updates, and McAfee updates. This was done on all 4 pcs.

What could have triggered windows to start this process? How would I determine what program or startup process is using it?

I have tried bootlogging, but it only registers the sys files loaded during the boot.

thanks in advance

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27 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Process Explorer can help you to figure out unsecapp.exe parent process.

Also, you can use filters in Process Monitor to monitor unsecapp.exe realtime activity.
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27 Jan 2012   #3


thanks Neutron16. Process Explorer does have a lot of info, but I do not see the parent process. Where do I find the parent process?
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27 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

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