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 wap.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.
Description: Wap.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wap.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 4,096,000 bytes.
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous.
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If wap.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 361,609 bytes. The process has no file description. Wap.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The wap.exe file is not a Windows core file. Wap.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name wap.exe, for example TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EL514 (detected by TrendMicro), and not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.KeyLogger.cx (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the wap.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 wap. 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.
To help you analyze the wap.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.