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Chris ouch!! Is wowexec.exe spyware or a virus? Finding the exact driver for your wowexec.exe-related hardware device can be extremely difficult, even directly on the Microsoft or related manufacturer's website. I did not have internet connections to those pcs and the file was there when the pcs came new from factory.

What I'm wondering about is that even with it running in the background, Winjpeg, SCHDPlus, and MSMail (windows 95 or lower) won't work. DriverDoc's proprietary One-Click Update™ technology not only ensures that you have correct driver versions for your hardware, but it also creates a backup of your current drivers before making any changes. Several programs can share the same wowexec.exe file, but when these programs are uninstalled or changed, sometimes "orphaned" (invalid) EXE registry entries are left behind. Matthew This appeared after my pc was infected with a virus downloaded from skype, it directs IE to a site called which seems to be platformed on wow which, if

Apparently it came on while running an installer for Star Trek: Starfleet Command. Darcy If your're not running any old 16 bit apps, close the Ntvdm.exe first, and then close the wowexec.exe file in the task manager. BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! When you "double-click" an EXE file, your computer automatically executes these instructions designed by a software developer (eg.

You may delete this file if you have no plans on ever running a 16 bit process on your machine ever. It is a hacker invastion. Please Note: Click the [ ] image to expand the troubleshooting instructions for each step below. We do not guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved.

System File Checker will begin scanning for wowexec.exe and other system file problems (be patient - the system scan may take a while). As a helpful visual aid, wowexec.exe and the 16-bit executable file names are indented.--In my case, the 16-bit program was an old CAD program, also indented in the process list, as Please try the request again. This shows which 16 bit progs are running.

If you find another copy on your computer, it is more than possible that it is a trojan. Eden Read the links that have been provided and stop making ridiculous deductions.. Join Date: Feb 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,262 OS: XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Ultimate (x64), Ubuntu v8.04 My System Think it would've always been there....but it's only used by Jstesk You cannot delete this file; windows file protection will allways put it back.

Office XP Professional with FrontPage) under the list of Currently Installed Programs. When listed in Windows Task Manager the name is preceded with one blank. Willis Windows on Windows Exec (WoWExec) for running 16-bit programs under 32-bit windows. Microsoft is still the best authority when it comes to Microsoft based products.

It is not a trojan or virus. See also: Link John Steel I found that this file is typically installed after or runs itself after using a old pc game for windows 98 or 95 era. rdwells the space at the beginning of the process name gives it away as an imposter. See also: Link Bo Runs 16bit apps (MS-DOS apps) on a 32/64 bit OS.

CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGAL DEFENSE All unused funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). As stated before, this is a normal system process. If you accept cookies from this site, you will only be shown this dialog once!You can press escape or click on the X to close this box. Damage to your computer's registry could be compromising your PC's performance and causing system slow-downs and crashes.

Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,368bytes (67% of all occurrences), 10,544bytes and 6 more variants. within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I scanned with Norton and Malwarebytes, found nothing.

I attached a Screen Shot for the Task Manger Check it out here: It maybe a virus or it maybe legit. 08-18-2006, 07:22 AM #3 JeepJ10 Registered Member

System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs back to a time when everything was working fine. Installing the wrong driver, or simply an incompatible version of the right driver, can make your problems even worse. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. In the Registry Editor, select the wowexec.exe-related key (eg.

Click to Run a Free Scan for wowexec.exe related errors Wowexec.exe file information Wowexec.exe process in Windows TaskManager The process known as Windows Win16 Application Launcher or Startprogramm für Windows Win16-Anwendungen Jayaraj I know I never run any 16-bit apps, but wowexec.exe is allways running. so leave it. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process.

Menthol WOWexec.exe is a 16bit emulator for 16 bit software on a 32 bit windows platform. Otherwise, its a process used by Windows to play older games. Office XP Professional with FrontPage) is running, during Windows startup or shutdown, or even during the installation of the Windows operating system. 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.

all 16 bit application shell are indented to tell them from the 32 bit processes. Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

Jump Removal and security Fix wowexec.exe errors: Free scan Boost performance: Free scan Security risk 0-5: 0 Spyware: No (Free spyware scan) Virus:No (Remove wowexec.exe) Trojan:No (Remove wowexec.exe) General information Author:Microsoft Corp. BleepingComputer is being sued by Enigma Software because of a negative post of SpyHunter.

It's only needed to get 16-bit apps (mostly games) started. This will hack our system jayaraj When I tried to shutdown my XP, it hung and said " End Program - WOWEXEC ".

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