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I revisted both those pages and it hasn't shown up again. *confused* Jasmine Moon the only time ive seen this process running is during a hack attempt See also: Link jonny then it is a trojan. Be careful yuvaraj It is part of Windows 16-bit processes when used on WindowsXP or NT. We recommend SecurityTaskManager for verifying your computer's security. http://comvurgent.com/general/wowexec-exe.html

As a helpful v See also: Link Alex The space before "wowexec.exe" in the task manager is supposed to be there. When I was running McAfee virus protection, I rarely got it. 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. It does have a space before the name under processes but I believe it to be the proper setup for this exe file as it would be a strange trojan to

There is a harmful version and a completly normal version. What gives me the shits is that it actually dont work :( jdizzle so far so good! Longzoo If you have a space before the name " wowexec.exe" it is spyware that will block funcions of IE and other programs.

octaves4 It is there to run 16-BIT applications under Windows NT, 2000 and XP. I was contacted about this problem and asked to clear thing up here. Processes indented like that just means it is a 16-bit process.See:   http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320127 quote: As a helpful visual aid, wowexec.exe and the 16-bit executable file names are indented. Mjj09 As previously stated file is harmless, spaces before file names are not an indicator of a virus and shouting ITS A WITCH BURN IT without actually investigating the issue will

For those of you who say you do not run any 16-bit programs there is something you should know. There may be variations of this that are trojans but " wowexec.exe" (note the space) is not one of them. Is wowexec.exe CPU intensive? 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.

How to fix wowexec.exe related problems? 1. See attached link for more information See also: Link neonman12 It suddenly appeared when I ran an older version of Corel Word Perfect 6.1. 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 Please take the last blank space off the link to make it work..

It is some kind of Stealth information gatherer, first I was told it was associated with AOL, then later Microsoft, it may be integral to running 16 bit applications but after If in doubt contact our customer service. 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! There is a harmful version and a completly normal version.

Anybody can help me? As far as I can tell if it doesn't have an underscore "_" before it's name it's okay. If you find another copy on your computer, it is more than possible that it is a trojan. lues Just for reference, ( Wowexec.exe) is a normal system file (see below), it is normal for it to have a 'space' before it.

  • martin The file is contained in an archive and windows will automatically reextract it to system32 if it needs it.
  • Sometimes, however, there are imposter processes (e.g. _wowexec.exe) Chris wowexec.exe showed up under my iexplore.exe process (without the _ before it, but with the space) while I was surfing microsoft support.
  • If it's not there, chances are it's bad!
  • Mark it is also connected to bitzip an old file swapping system.
  • Otherwise, its a process used by Windows to play older games.
  • Microsoft wrote the program, and it is meant to stay in windows.
  • Rich It can be a very harmful trojan.
  • The program is indented under Ntvdm.exe.
  • The space before the name is supposed to be there.
  • Sup guys the computer was normally and it was fast but today when I was running a game It was Thread Tools Search this Thread 08-18-2006, 05:54 AM #1

Check it out! Windows uses the "Window on Window" exe to make sure my 16-bit alarm clock runs properly on 32-bit Windows. See also: Link bizzyb0t MS claims that even though there is a space, its needed in NT based operating systems to emulated 16bit programs (ie. Ragnar It is generally launched when using a legacy application or game.

Zaptec Utility that allows 16 bit programs to run on your 32 bit operating system. An annoyance. Scan Windows processes now to identify unused processes that are affecting your PC’s performance.

When closed everything is back to normal.

A space in front of the image name is a simple notation used by Microsoft to highlight a special program. under XP Proccesses. Its used along with NTVDM.exe. Havent had any problems since.

Notice the underscore _ Link is to MS site about identifying 16-bit processes. This program enables Managing Your Money (accounting) software from the late 1980's, produced by Andrews Tobias, et al. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Gil I want to add something tooThe Maker of Wowexec is just a Newby Fat cat KaSpRoTy It belongs to microsoft 16 bit processes Mr cheese as far as I know

Damage to your computer's registry could be compromising your PC's performance and causing system slow-downs and crashes. not 0. WTF computersavy I can confirm its Blocks IE7 Random OK, it DOES NOT block your IE. Its bogus if its got a sapce prior to it in sys processes w/ no mem allocated!

Next time I opened Processes IT WAS GONE! when you close ntvdm.exe it goes away along with it. ZKtheMAN i believe this process is related to the emulation of drives, but seeing as it utterly consumes your Internet connection its wise to simply end it (taskmanager) He-man Not sure if " wowexec.exe" is the cause but my browsers won't crash if it's not running.

DJ Its not a virus or worm, the filename will have a space before it in task manager so dont be scared, I guess the space is to show that its Fast-forward more than 15 years, and I still use that program in a 32-bit environment. Read up on stuff from Microsoft before claiming that something is a virus/trojan... I haven't ran any 16 bit programs.

If your running older programs, its safe. Found in Windows/System32 and the dllcache. 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 Microsoft PartnerSilver Application Development file.net Deutsch It pops up when you're messing with DOS / 16 bit programs.