What is waatservice.exe?

The genuine waatservice.exe file is a software component of Workstation Admin Access Tool by Intel.
Waatservice.exe is the executable used to run the Workstation Admin Access Tool, an internal utility program issued by Intel. It is not an essential Windows file and can be removed if known to cause problems. Intel stands for 'Integrated Electronics'. The Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers with an annual revenue that crosses US $50 billion.

WAATService stands for Workstation Admin Access Tool 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 waatservice.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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Waatservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with waatservice
Waatservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The waatservice.exe process contains no information about the creator.

Description: Waatservice.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file waatservice.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 102,400 bytes. 
The process has no file description. Waatservice.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It is an internal Intel IT tool (Workstation Admin Access Tool)
I know it was hijacking my system, ran Trjn rmvr 6.7 from simplysup and it renamed it and my probelm is gone. waast had remaned a exe. webmedia viewer and was a trojan, issue solved.

Summary: Average user rating of waatservice.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks waatservice.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 waatservice.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving waatservice issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with waatservice. 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 waatservice.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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