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 unsecapp.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.
The process known as Sink to receive asynchronous callbacks for WMI client application or WMI belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or AVG Internet Security System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or AVG Technologies (www.freeavg.com).
Description: The original unsecapp.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file unsecapp.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,896 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 37,888 bytes and 8 more variants.
The unsecapp.exe file is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. There is no information about the author of the file. Therefore the technical security rating is 7% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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Is unsecapp.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true unsecapp.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "WMI Component".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are such as Trojan.GenericKD.1877194 (detected by F-Secure), and RDN/Generic Dropper!vg (detected by McAfee).
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How to recognize suspicious variants?
If unsecapp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 65% dangerous. The file size is 86,255 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 16,896 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Unsecapp.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If unsecapp.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 47,104 bytes. The unsecapp.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program has no visible window. The unsecapp.exe file is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as unsecapp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the unsecapp.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with unsecapp. 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 unsecapp.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.