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A new service popped up in task manager and I have no idea what it is.
unsecapp.exe - sink to receive asynchronous callbacks for wmi client application.
the only thing d/l'd since it appeared is mbam and avast updates.

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After Googling this, I found that this service will run when it's needed, and apparently, Avast needs it now. Don't disable it. Or hey, disable it to see what happens and then tell us about it. ;) I mean, if you can find out how to disable it, then you can always re-enable it.

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Avast was my thought too.I did google it but found nothing referring to Avast.
I did try ending service and it does not reappear till reboot,with nothing out of the ordinary happening.
Best to leave it I guess.

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Avast was my thought too.I did google it but found nothing referring to Avast.
I did try ending service and it does not reappear till reboot,with nothing out of the ordinary happening.
Best to leave it I guess.

Thanks

Gyro

 

I found a lot of references; people were saying that they didn't have it until installing Avast or updating it. Other sites were saying that this service won't appear until a program is using WMI and that this service should not be disabled (of course, ending it isn't the same as disabling it). So to me, it looks like Avast is now using WMI where I guess it wasn't before. Oh, and I should mention that another site said that this service was introduced in Vista.

 

Anyway, I was saying that I Googled it because I had to make sure you knew that I'm not an expert. :) I could have opened myself up for further questions if I gave the answer as though I just knew the answer. hehe and that would have wasted your time. :/ (which I value)

 

So yeah, based on everything I saw, it looks to me like it's harmless and necessary.

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The Unsecapp.exe application is used in the communication of two computers and this program starts automatically in Windows vista. The Unsecapp.exe application is used to send results back to a client in a process that may not have permissions to be a DCOM service. Both scripting and the Microsoft .NET System Management namespace rely on the Unsecapp.exe application to receive the results of asynchronous operations.
post #6 of 6
Ha! came across this awhile ago, and thought whats that doing, and it related to avast . It don't hurt to look and question whats going in task manager.

Every now and then I check, I also with a clean copy of my os and and the progs i need do a snip with the snipping tool to copy what services are being run. Then later compare if need be thumb.gif
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