Why does unsecapp.exe appear in my task manager every day now?


  1. Posts : 59
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
       #1

    Why does unsecapp.exe appear in my task manager every day now?


    For the last 6 or 7 consecutive days, unsecapp.exe has appeared in my list of processes (in Windows Task Manager). I have no idea how or why it started appearing on there. I've never seen it there before. Anyone know what this process is for, or why the sudden appearance of it?
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  2. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    First, in task manager right click the process and go to open file location. Where does it go?

    Everything searching for it turns up this general opinion:


    Secure program, part of Windows WMI subsistem. Unsecapp is part of the system WMI provider interface structure. It is a Sink (callback validator) to receive asynchronous callbacks for WMI client application running in different processes. WMI, Windows Management Instrumentation, enables software developers to write scripts and programs for the management or querying of devices, user accounts, Windows services, running programs, networking, and many other internal technical aspects of Windows. This particular task, UNSECAPP.EXE, is started by Windows when a program needs to use WMI programming - it provides programs with a conduit (sink) to receive from Windows the results of their WMI queries and commands. Leave alone - if this program is running it is because Windows started it automatically in order to support a program that is using WMI.
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  3. Posts : 59
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    andrew129260 said:
    First, in task manager right click the process and go to open file location. Where does it go?
    It goes to C:\Windows\System32\wbem
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  4. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Then I would deem it safe.

    You could also upload it to virus total if you are not sure.

    https://www.virustotal.com/
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  5. Posts : 59
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks, I just tried that, but the file unsecapp.exe does not appear on the list of files in the wbem folder when I select the "choose file" option in VirusTotal. How strange.
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