In the File Name box, type a name for your backup file, such as "Office XP Professional with FrontPage Backup". Microsoft Service Tech "Metalica11" A perfectly harmless executable for running old games. In adddition, it is not harmful and if you do manage to remove it you will most likely have issues in the future. Then delete the original. http://upxpress.net/general/wowexec.php
I went to symantech and typed it in their database search. Any other processes indented like that just means it is a 16-bit process. Be careful about dealing with this. Security Task Manager Windows Processes Security Task Manager What is wowexec.exe?
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. After you have successfully uninstalled your wowexec.exe-associated program (eg. So I guess that makes me the culprit. System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs back to a time when everything was working fine.
It's used for running 16-bit or DOS programs in Win32 environment. Jeffrey if you delete wowexec.exe file its created immidatlly See also: Link RoBiCeR Process reports using 00% of processor, labelled " wowexec.exe" No reports as of yet whether or not it Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points. Does the filename is exploited by Malware?
however the one that looks like this "_wowexec.exe" may be something bad going by what has been said here, if in doubt run a virus / spyware/adware scan on your win32 This shows which 16 bit progs are running. under XP Proccesses. rdwells the space at the beginning of the process name gives it away as an imposter.
This will hack our system" above people have posted links to m$ft site where it tells about the space. Rich It can be a very harmful trojan. Tip: If you do not already have a malware protection program installed, we highly recommend using Emsisoft Anti-Malware (download here). P.S: I just had another look at your Task Manager and you do have NTVDM running too! __________________ Dave T.
Though as noted here can eat cpu usage. First noticed the file after installing Stock analysis software from AMERITRADE. Common Wowexec.exe Error Messages The most common wowexec.exe errors that can appear on a Windows-based computer are: "Wowexec.exe Application Error." "Wowexec.exe is not a valid Win32 application." "Wowexec.exe has encountered a So, this exe under most circumstances is fine.
Back in 1997, I wrote a small alarm clock app for my own PC desktop, using Delphi 16-bit programming language. This program enables Managing Your Money (accounting) software from the late 1980's, produced by Andrews Tobias, et al. 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 Disk Cleanup dialog box will appear with series of checkboxes you can select.
rdwells the space at the beginning of the process name gives it away as an imposter. wowexec.exe is a part the operating system, and supports the use of 16-bit processes within Windows NT, 2000, XP and later version of Windows.This program is important for the stable and 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 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.
when you double-click the EXE file).In addition, viruses can infect, replace, or corrupt existing EXE files, which can then lead to error messages when Office XP Professional with FrontPage or related Do I need it?00AdAway.dll information information10taskeng.exe information information60services.exe info infoSubscribePlease enter your e-mail address: If you do not want to receive our spyware newsletter please unsubscribe here19430 subscribersRecent MalwareTurkish FileEncryptor ransomware But it wouldn't do anything, even the Task manager cannot be displayed, so I've got no choice but to do a cold boot.
In the results, click System Restore. There, it was in folder Search Assistant, which is Spyware, but doesn't seem to take any resourses. ZigZagJoe Definatly bad. File search and registry show a space before the letter "W" in wow.
To check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10): Click the Start button. To do so, right-click a blank spot on the taskbar, and click Task Manager. 2. Why? Older games for you computer retards that think it blocks IE.
An annoyance. Notice the underscore _ Link is to MS site about identifying 16-bit processes. That's the main idea going on in the net. Office XP Professional with FrontPage) under the list of Currently Installed Programs.
CW a space character before this file name is dangerous. Looks curious.