"unsecapp.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "unsecapp.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "unsecapp.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "unsecapp.exe" process?

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A

"unsecapp.exe" process represents "Sink to receive asynchronous callbacks for WMI client application" program. "unsecapp.exe" is a process created by the "Windows Management Instrumentation" service.

"unsecapp.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "svchost" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         svchost
            unsecapp

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "unsecapp.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
unsecapp.exe              4,752 K   Sink to receive asynchronous callbacks 
                                    for WMI client application

Additional information about "unsecapp.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe -Embedding

Programe file information:
   Name: unsecapp.exe
   Location: C:\windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
   Description: Sink to receive asynchronous callbacks for WMI client application
   Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
   Size: 47104 bytes
   Last modified: 7/13/2009 9:39:48 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\wbemcomn.dll
C:\windows\system32\OLEAUT32.dll
C:\windows\system32\ole32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll

"unsecapp.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "unsecapp.exe" process.

 

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