"WZUpdateNotifier.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"WZUpdateNotifier.exe" process represents "WinZip Update Notifier" program. "WZUpdateNotifier.exe" process is created as a startup program: "WinZip Update Notifier".

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

Boot
   explorer
      WZUpdateNotifier

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
WZUpdateNotifier.exe     33,396 K   WinZip Update Notifier

Additional information about "WZUpdateNotifier.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZUpdateNotifier.exe" 

Programe file information:
   Name: WZUpdateNotifier.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZUpdateNotifier.exe
   Description: WinZip Update Notifier
   Version: 2.1.28393.10
   Size: 1806536 bytes
   Last modified: 10/27/2016 10:00:00 PM
   Company Name: WinZip Computing, S.L.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Program Files\WinZip
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.7601.18837_none_a4d981ff711297b6
C:\Program Files\WinZip\en-US\WZUpdateNotifier.exe.mui
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\wshtcpip.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\wship6.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_fa3b1e3d17594757
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\mshtml.dll.mui
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_fa3b1e3d17594757

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
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}\PropertyBag
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Export to Microsoft Excel
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Send to OneNote

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\UxTheme.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll

"WZUpdateNotifier.exe" process is not a virus. You can disable the "WinZip Update Notifier" startup program to avoid running the "WZUpdateNotifier.exe" process. You can check WinZip update manually on their Website, if needed.

 

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