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First noticed the file after installing Stock analysis software from AMERITRADE. This is false statement: You can identify the trojan as it has a space before the name, which may be because it is attaching itself to another process. It hangs up and WPWIN61 (a word perfect file) says it will not allow the task manager to run - so WOWEXEC.exe will not shut down then. Instructions for Windows XP: Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button. have a peek here

If you close ntvdm.exe the " wowexec.exe" will also close. It is a MSFT file. It's just useful, not dangerous at all. Download a remover for Windows.

Frank Turscak some people don't read before posting..anyways repeating what has been said to those who don't read, if it has a space before the name its fine, its not a How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? It's installer is hidden in the WINinit system folder.

  • It is indented for a reason.
  • Click options in the Task Manager and click show 16-bit apps.
  • However, the _Wowexec.exe file (notice the underscore) is a trojan.
  • So even though you may not be running 16-bit programs the installation files may be 16-bit.
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I have seen people spend 5-10 minutes waiting for a program to switch phases and then when i closed this application - magically the program moved on easily. Joel Mercado, Cola, SC "The vulnerability resides in a feature known as the Virtual DOS Machine, which Microsoft introduced in 1993 with Windows NT, according to this writeup penned by Tavis Google Search for spyware MalwareBytes (spyware removal) Other Processes mssearchnet.exe tdispvol.exe wowexec.exe vm303_sti.exe omniserv.exe service.exe googledesktop.exe apdproxy.exe [all processes] Copyright © Neuber SoftwarePrivacy & Terms Security Task Manager Windows Processes Security I did read though that "_wowexec.exe" is bad stuff.

Below is a list of troubleshooting steps to resolve your wowexec.exe problems. Of course a harmful lookalike may also exist, but mine is clearly legit. Click Programs and Features. And the memory its using says nothing(blank) without any number there?

Identify 16-bit Programs that are Running if any 16-bit programs are running, you see an entry for Ntvdm.exe, which is the virtual DOS machine that is provided by Windows XP. brando Ok i figured out how to check if it is indeed the 16 bit app or if it is the malicious version of the process. zada I know that it's important but it's a major nuisance neverthesless - I know when it starts running because my fans start screaming right away (I have a P4)- it A black box will open with a blinking cursor.

if it has a underscore before the name then its a virus/whatever. -.-"" its used for old 16 bit games this process is actived for a 16-bit programs, like database application Will repost with more info. then it is a trojan. Has null for virtual and normal ram usage...

If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! The latest known version of Wowexec.exe is, which was produced for Windows. No problem with the file although I did notice that it seems to crash my browsers (IE, OP, FX) when they're trying to play embedded media files. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

The best part is that repairing registry errors can also dramatically improve system speed and performance. OK after wowexec lauches a 16bit app. Office XP Professional with FrontPage) under the list of Currently Installed Programs. Found in Windows/System32 and the dllcache.

zada I know that it's important but it's a major nuisance neverthesless - I know when it starts running because my fans start screaming right away (I have a P4)- it coconutsaregood This work for me "This is a file that works with ntvdm to handle 16-bit calls from older programs. WTF computersavy I can confirm its Blocks IE7 Random OK, it DOES NOT block your IE.

Though as noted here can eat cpu usage.

In the search box, type "System Restore" and hit ENTER. See also: Link Bo Runs 16bit apps (MS-DOS apps) on a 32/64 bit OS. I do not know its purpose though. Are you running any 16 bit apps/programs Accepted Solution evera Contributor4 Reg: 24-Apr-2011 Posts: 12 Solutions: 2 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: wowexec Posted: 24-Apr-2011 | 1:21PM • Permalink bjm_ wrote:Hello evera

Next time I opened Processes IT WAS GONE! If you close ntvdm.exe the " wowexec.exe" will also close. I do not know its purpose though. Download Reimage - free diagnosis HappinessGuarantee Compatible with OS X Download Reimage - free diagnosis HappinessGuarantee Compatible with Microsoft Windows What to do if failed? # If you failed to remove

however, it may appear running in the presence of some other malicious software. A space doesn't before the name isn't because it's a troyen not harmful. A space in front of the image name is a simple notation used by Microsoft to highlight a special program. Matthew This appeared after my pc was infected with a virus downloaded from skype, it directs IE to a site called listenmusic.fm which seems to be platformed on wow which, if

like sheep.exe, the wowexec becomes the 'shell' of that process. This is the Windows On Windows (WOW) emulator. When listed in Windows Task Manager the name is preceded with one blank. Please take the last blank space off the link to make it work..

Per Microsoft, the space is normal in front of 16-bit apps.