What is RemoveWGA.exe?

The genuine RemoveWGA.exe file is a software component of Remove WGA by Edo Cihuy.
RemoveWGA.exe is an executable file that runs a utility tool that removes notifications resulting from the Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage tool, which checks if the current copy of Microsoft Windows is genuine. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Remove WGA is a program created by Edo Cihuy.

RemoveWGA stands for Remove Windows Genuine Advantage

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 RemoveWGA.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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RemoveWGA.exe file information

RemoveWGA.exe does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: RemoveWGA.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file RemoveWGA.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,824 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunOnce). RemoveWGA.exe is not a Windows system file. RemoveWGA.exe is able to monitor applications. RemoveWGA.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RemoveWGA.exe. Therefore, you should check the RemoveWGA.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.


User Comments

A small utility that enables you to remove the Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool

Summary: Average user rating of RemoveWGA.exe: based on 4 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks RemoveWGA.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks RemoveWGA.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving RemoveWGA issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RemoveWGA. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the RemoveWGA.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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