wowexec.exe – Here is the scoop on Windows On Windows Process as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is wowexec.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of Windows On Windows Process?
wowexec.exe (Windows On Windows Process) – Details
wowexec.exe is required by windows and is used to run 16-Bit programs from within a 32-bit version of the operating system. Occasionally wowexec.exe will remain in memory after the 16-Bit program has terminated, as windows is waiting for you to start another 16-bit application. If this is the case, you can safely terminate this process as windows will restart wowexec.exe when you next run a 16-bit application.
wowexec.exe is flagged as a system process and does not appear to be a security risk. However, removing Windows On Windows Process may adversely impact your system.
Our process monitor database currently registers wowexec.exe to Microsoft.
This is part of Microsoft Windows.
WOWEXEC.EXE – Disclaimer
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