Testing unsecapp.exe

  1. CJW
    Posts : 439
    10 Pro. 64Bit

    Testing unsecapp.exe

    For years now I've had this process start-up seconds after my computer boots.
    I've read A LOT of posts & explanations stating this is for WMI Asynchronous Callbacks, that it resides in 3 folders (C:\Windows\System32\wbem, C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-wmi-core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_177a088436382a34 & C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-wmi-core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1548f4bc3949a69a) & that it could also be a trojan/virus in disguise. I've done searches & virus checks over the years & never had a problem finding the file on my comfuser/having it show up as a trojan/virus.

    The question I've not been able to answer is just WHO is this calling back to & WHAT is being sent to them?

    I don't think it's truly needed because whenever I boot my comfuser, the 1st thing I do is open Task Manager (ctrl+shift+esc), right-click the process & select 'End Process Tree'. Then close Task Manager & go along my computing. After doing this, I've NEVER had any problems playing games, using programs or even searching through the web. So why do we have this if, once I end the process, nothing ever goes arwy?

    I'm WAS going to do a test by going into Services.msc & disabling the process there to see just what would happen, but guess what? There IS no unsecapp entry listed. So I still have to wonder, Why do we need this on our comfusers?
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  2. Posts : 7,123
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

    Hi CJW,
    the SXS entries relate to Updating and Validation.
    They are performed on EVERY boot, and this is reported in the event manager.
    So the recipient is MS- product id detail & comp hardware setup data
    (dissabling the Bits service may? stop these)

    the WBEM ones are all to do with your Network connections, Ethernet & Wifi.
    These i assume are your ISP provider.

    Playing with WMI can easily stop a number of system reporting tools to fail.

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