What is WoWMHID.exe?

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 WoWMHID.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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WoWMHID.exe file information

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

The process known as HID MFC Application or World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse HID Process belongs to software World of Warcraft MMO Gaming or HID Application or World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse or World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse HID Process by SteelSeries.

Description: WoWMHID.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WoWMHID.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 415,232 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 1,651,200 bytes, 414,720 bytes, 299,008 bytes or 290,816 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. WoWMHID.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may also uninstall the software World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse or World of Warcraft MMO Gaming using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program) or visit the website.

Recommended: Identify WoWMHID.exe related errors

If WoWMHID.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 1,650,688 bytes. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. WoWMHID.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WoWMHID.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WoWMHID.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 essential function for the World of Warcraft MMO Gaming mouse
    (further information)
Is part of the World of Warcraft Gaming Mouse Software by SteelSeries
  Arki Blackwater  
WoWMHID: World of Warcraft Mouse Hardware Interface Device...
if you have Steelseries World of warcraft mmo mouse this is the setup panel for the shortcut keys etc..
  speffc   (further information)
This file is used as part of the software for the WoW gaming mouse from Steel Series. As well as the WoWMTray.exe

Summary: Average user rating of WoWMHID.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks WoWMHID.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving WoWMHID issues

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