What is wpcumi.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 wpcumi.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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Wpcumi.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wpcumi
Wpcumi.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Windows Parental Control Notifications or Windows-Jugendschutzbenachrichtigungen or Notifications du contrôle parental Windows belongs to software Windows by Microsoft (

Description: The original wpcumi.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file wpcumi.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 176,128 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify wpcumi.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as wpcumi.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wpcumi.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

wpcumi.exe ist eine Anwendung welche z.b unter Vista Jugendschutzbenachrichtigung. Soll heißen wenn Ihr ein 2 Konto habt unter Vista und dort den Jugendschutz eingestellt habt
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  hamzah abu allosh   (further information)
"wpcumi.exe" is a component of the Parental Control feature of Windows Vista, which is used to allow parents to limit what their children can do within the operating system
  Greg   (further information)
It's part of the Windows Parental Control feature.
"wpcumi.exe" is a component of the Parental Control feature of Windows Vista, which is used to allow parents to limit what their children can do within the operating system" It doesn't disable the Parental controls, just notifications (like on the system tray, ect.).

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Summary: Average user rating of wpcumi.exe: based on 8 votes with 5 user comments. 7 users think wpcumi.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks wpcumi.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving wpcumi issues

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