Testing unsecapp.exe


  1. CJW
    Posts : 439
    10 Pro. 64Bit
       #1

    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 : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #2

    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.


    Roy
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