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What is unsecapp.exe? Is unsecapp.exe spyware or a virus?

Process name: WMI or Sink to receive asynchronous callbacks for WMI client application

Product: Microsoft Windows Operating System

Company: Microsoft (

File: unsecapp.exe

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of unsecapp.exe: based on 30 votes. Read also the 20 reviews.

1433 users ask for this file. 13 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 10 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 9 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about unsecapp.exe:
Task Manager   Daniel Avrukin
normally a bone-fide windows process/file.  See also: Link   ck
on my machine, it does nothing but waste memory.. I'd rather just be rid of it, as ending the process does not cause any system errors.   R. C.
Relevent Knowledge uses this program to get online. Disabling Relevant Knowledge stopped it from starting.   Spaztech
Part of Windows Media Edition   Jonathan
I saw unsecapp.exe for the first time in my task manager AFTER I installed Ad-Aware. I ended the process & nothing happened. It was taking up too much procesing power.   men
Since installing version 8, and now updated to 8.2.3, I notice that whenever I enable Ad-Aware it (or Windows XP SP3) invokes a Windows (application or program) process named unsecapp.exe The best Microsoft explanation that I have found, thus far, states that "The Unsecapp.exe application is used to send results back to a client in a process that may not have permissions to be a DCOM service."   Jean
It looks like a back door to unsecured appartment:   Alex
got two error messages from ad aware stating that it had to shut down. System crashed blue screen. this time when i got the error the first time i quit everything i was running to do a bit of diagnostics and found unsecapp in task manager. ended the program and nothing has happened. thanks for your help   brian
Process Explorer verifies this as a genuine Microsoft file (XP SP3) and PC Pitstop verifies that it is "a process found on Microsoft Windows server and workstation suites which offers support towards compatibility issues". PCPitstop offers verification MD5 hashes to help determine if the file is legitimate. Mine runs all the time, using only 2MB of my 4GB of RAM. It passes triple AV scans and spyware scans, so I'm not worried.  See also: Link   Iman Oldgeek
Secure program, part of Windows WMI subsistem. Unsecapp is part of the system WMI provider interface structure. It is a Sink (callback validator) to receive asynchronous callbacks for WMI client application running in different processes. WMI, Windows Management Instrumentation, enables software developers to write scripts and programs for the management or querying of devices, user accounts, Windows services, running programs, networking, and many other internal technical aspects of Windows. This particular task, UNSECAPP.EXE, is started by Windows when a program needs to use WMI programming - it provides programs with a conduit (sink) to receive from Windows the results of their WMI queries and commands. Leave alone - if this program is running it is because Windows started it automatically in order to support a program that is using WMI. To go more deep in knowing it's use, go to this link:  See also: Link   Bert It 64
Showed up after installing uTorrent. Then, several incidents of Windows Explorer crashing. Restarts & registry cleaning needed after each time using uTorrent. Still not sure if this process pertains to issues...   LiLetea
I have no idea what this is! I installed "SweetIm" And it appeard after that.   No clue
This needs to be running if you use Windows Firewall On Win XP SP3 ver 2002  
crashes my computer all the time   fred dick
I suspect it slows down my computer, have to investigate it further.   Gary K.
program called relevant knowledge uses it !!! sends back info to host server .. used for market research  See also: Link   andy
Completely harmless afaik, just taking up memory not doing anything. Appeared after I installed some Adware but probably not related as this is a Microsoft file.   Rossy
Spaztech is right. It started because of virus Relevent Knowledge.   ExecZero
tricksters programme   allouicious grand saisit

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