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Process name: Wan Miniport (ATW) Service

Product: America Online

Company: America Online, Inc.

File: wanmpsvc.exe

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Wanmpsvc.exe is a file that's part of AOL's Wan miniport service. It should be left alone if using AOL, and should be located in the AOL install directory. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/wanmpsvc.exe.html 

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Average user rating of wanmpsvc.exe: based on 18 votes. Read also the 14 reviews.

  • 1848 users ask for this file. 4 users rated it as not dangerous. 4 users rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 5 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about wanmpsvc.exe:
AOL WAN miniport installed by Dell...why can't I delete it w/o interfering w/other Internet connections? I don't use AOL. Birch Hill
I dont do AOL & continually find myself deleting Thier crap Ken Peterson
wanmpsvc.exe is a part of the America Online, so if AOL is used, this should not be touched Stefan Biclea
may be stopped under XP pro through Administrative tools---services--WAN properties--disable JMJ
I did a search on my computer and found 2 files. one in C:\WINDOWS named: wanmpsvc and the other located C:\Program Files\America Online 7.0 with the name: WanMPSvc KitKat
Have found trojans by this name in windows directory
i find it odd that this file is not in an AOL folder on the computer i'm looking at and they do not use AOL be careful and look at location imo blitze
Registry entries will not delete. RW
I had a unknown device in System Hardware Device Manager. I uninstalled the A Wan Miniport adapter and the unknown device was removed. I upgraded from windows 98SE to Windows XP and the Unknown Device reappeared without the Wan Miniport Adapter.The Unknown Device was related to ACPI or Advanced Configuration Power Interface. I try to uninstall this component and I lost my internet connection. I did not see the Wan Miniport Adapter in Network Connections though either. I am going to try Administrative Tools Component Sevices and stop the service. I am going to see what services are dependent on it tmcatch711
Wan miniport disabled my Windows Mail to the extent I had to scrap it and use Thunderbird instead Fenland
It seems to be a file used by AOL and CompuServe. Knowing that AOL had bought out CompuServe and am using CompuServe now I found 2 files like kit kat posted above. One in C:\WINDOWS\ wanmpsvc and the other located C:\Program Files\compuserve7.0. It only seems to show up when online. So I take it that it maybe a file used by dial up sevices to help get or stay online. Jerry B
I'm on a laptop of which the previous owner used AOL. They have so much crap. It just bogs down your system like any adware. Chojiro
I read online that WAN Miniport (ATW) is freeware. I am having some kind of connection problems. I do use AOL but my pc with its Windows XP is not using AOL software to connect to the Internet. The problem with that is that I am constantly having to log onto AOL services even though I should be logged on automatically when I connect. Marie
It suddenly showed up and started installing itself as a wireless connection that I cannot disconnect. Seems to happen everytime certain individuals send pictures or .doc files. I now have 3 added "dial up" connections but no dial up. I'm thinking it is spyware. Shows up in Network Connections as WAN MINIPORT (ATW) with NO PASSWORD OR ENCRYPTION REQUIRED in the properties NorthStar326

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