"CcmExec.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

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

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A

"CcmExec.exe - Host Process for Microsoft Configuration Manager" process for "SMS Agent Host" service provides change and configuration services for computer management systems. It actually acts as the agent for Systems Management Server to push out patches and keeps your software updated to your computer.

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

Image Name  PID  User Name   Memory   Description

CcmExec.exe 2328 SYSTEM      12,280 K Host Process for Microsoft 
                                          Configuration Manager

Additional information about "CcmExec.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\CCM\CcmExec.exe
   
Started by: services.exe

Files used:
C:\Windows\CCM\CcmStore.sdf
C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\...
C:\Windows\CCM\ServiceData\Messaging\EndpointQueues\...
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\msimsg.dll.mui

Registry keys: 
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\...
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseCertificates
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Mobile Client
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PerHwIdStorage
Key  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\CoDeviceInstallers
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\DeviceClasses
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\NetworkProvider\HwOrder
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services
Key  HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32
Key  HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
Key  HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key  HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
Key  HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Key  HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates

"CcmExec.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "CcmExec.exe" process or stop the "SMS Agent Host" service if you don't want it to interrupt you working on the computer, because it uses lots of CPU resources when it runs. You can restart it later, when your computer is free to let it receive updates and patches form Microsoft.

 

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