What is AppSrv.exe?

The genuine AppSrv.exe file is a software component of WiMAX SDK service for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Software by Intel®.
AppSrv.exe manages the connectivity profiles and connects them to the internet. The file is part of the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Service. It also handles power management, ad-hoc functionality, and channel selecting integration. Lastly, it provides details on the current connection to the internet, showing speeds, network information, and signal strengths. AppSrv.exe also troubleshoots connectivity problems. Intel is known mainly for their processors on mainboards, but is also known for leading technological hardware and software applications.

AppSrv stands for Application Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AppSrv.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AppSrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AppSrv
AppSrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WiMAX SDK service for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Software belongs to software Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Service by Intel® (

Description: AppSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AppSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 911,872 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 986,112 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Software or ÏÎ Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiMAX (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), visit the support page or update the program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AppSrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AppSrv.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving AppSrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AppSrv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AppSrv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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