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Bo (further information) It's clean. The threat is "_wowexec.exe" If u have a underscore or any other symbol before your file name, its a threat to you computer. See also: Link Dave Process Name: Microsoft Windows on Windows 16bit Execution Process nobody Wowexec.exe is not a dangerous file. Microsoft wrote the program, and it is meant to stay in windows.

MS specifically references this file (several other have linked to this page here) and states that is necessary to run 16-bit applications. redEva I've had this file and ppl i know have also! Surely there's ways to make a CD with the Service Pack 1 installed on it? R.G.

Wowexec.exe Hangs Windows Xp

There, it was in folder Search Assistant, which is Spyware, but doesn't seem to take any resourses. 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. it also introduces addresses when I search for a web page in the address bar.

haven't found which one yet. It has been about five or six months since the last time I formatted and setup my computer. Idaho, USA Local time:07:20 PM Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:30 AM It's good. Looks curious.

How do I back up the registry? Therefore the technical security rating is 7% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews. So replacing those two files from the repair folder fixed it. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-security/wowexecexe/8f4fb98d-aa7d-e011-9b4b-68b599b31bf5 Thanks for the help in advance Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 Herk Herk Members 1,609 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:S.E.

What do you know about wowexec.exe: How would you rate it: < Please select > important for Windows or an installed application (++) seems to be needed (+) neither dangerous nor I know they annoy me too hehe. Read also the 165 reviews. 335 users ask for this file. 87users rated it as not dangerous. 11users rated it as not so dangerous. 29users rated it as neutral. 12users rated MoneyAddyct 453 posts Forum MembersPosted 13 years, 25 days ago Ok thanks.

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Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Windows XP SP2Dell 8250 Pentium 4 2.66 GHz 512MB RDRAM65 GB free on HD Miki Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Computer very slow The posting Wowexec.exe Hangs Windows Xp Chris ouch!! The indentation gives it away as something that's not supposed to be there.

bobo Help! it's not a virus/trojan, etc gmsantashelper its obvious soooo many people dont actually know what they are talking about "a space character before this file name is dangerous. Both computers have been updated to their fullest so hopefully the system files won't conflict. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WOW4.

i dont know why, but i am trying to install a prograom, and it seems that every time that i open the setup.exe file to install it, WOWEXEC.exe, SETUP.exe and MSDTC.exe windows 3.1, DOS and earlier) See also: Link Andrew A blank space before its name I guess its a trojan. 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 x64 runs WOW64 (a newer version).

jayhoch09-05-2002, 10:17 AMSetup.exe kicks off and that's the end of it on my machine. Jstesk You cannot delete this file; windows file protection will allways put it back. I'm sure it's for my DVD Player and should probably be left alone, but I dunno.

This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling

However once a pc is rebooted it is out of the process list. How to fix wowexec.exe related problems? 1. I am including a list of my current processes at the end of this, but it should be noted that I tried ending all of the processes that I could (without I'd sure like to know more!

The program is indented under Ntvdm.exe. Staff Online Now valis Moderator flavallee Trusted Advisor Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Problem solved. Any advice would be much appreciated.

tw000105-28-2002, 12:27 AMtry cleaning out your temp folder usually at "c:\documents and settings\\local settings\temp where is your user ID. If it has no space "wowexec.exe" then it is a windows system file. One is a vital system process, and another is a hidden trojan, disguised as the usual process. I did use tweak utilities to disable some things but I didn't disable the one thing (off the top of my head I can't remember and the page has dissapeared on

It happens when I try to uninstall Photoshop CS3 and Illustrator CS3 and also when I try to install CS4, all the "Setup.exe"'s hang when they start, the process continues but I have not yet examined them to see the difference other than to find out I have about eight less processes running. The suspicious attributes are actually an action performed by windows to enable the user to easily identify 16-bit applications. This will hack our system jayaraj When I tried to shutdown my XP, it hung and said " End Program - WOWEXEC ".

attaches to registry and Win32 folder, stays on top of all screens,installs with windows and messenger, related to unknow installer that re-enters it in the registry and win32 folder. So I guess that makes me the culprit. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion You can open msconfig.exe from the run menu, click on the startup tab and remove offending startups during installs and reset them when you are done with the installation.

Chill. BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! Anyone Know What Wowexec.exe Is Started by mecooken , Mar 29 2006 12:19 AM Please log in to reply 2 replies to this topic #1 mecooken mecooken Members 1 posts OFFLINE But if the wowexec is terminated before closing the 16 bit app it called then there's this sheep running around without a mean of closing it.