"unsecapp.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "unsecapp.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "unsecapp.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "unsecapp.exe" process?

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A

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

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

Image Name    PID  User Name   Memory  Description

unsecapp.exe  1776 SYSTEM      788 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
   
Started by: svchost.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   
Registry keys: 
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager

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

 

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