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#1 pdbintheusa

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:13 AM

I couldn't find this one in your database so I thought that I would ask to see if anyone knew anything about it. My Windows task manager showed that the process wowexec.exe was using no memory, because it was blank, not saying zero K or anything it was blank all except for the name of the process. Any info would be great

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:29 AM

It is a part of Service Pack two and is necessary for running programs designed for "16 bit environment" in a "32 bit environment" - whatever that means :thumbsup: .

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wowexec.exe

From Audit My PC: wowexec.exe

You should be aware, though, that bad stuff can disguise itself as good stuff, so it would be helpful to post the entire file path so the security experts here can tell you which you have.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 07:49 AM

wowexec.exe is a program for running older programs (designed for 16 bit OS's) on the 32 bit Windows software.

On my system, when it runs, it runs under another process and is indented a bit from the one above it.

Generally it will close on it's own and offer no problems - but occasionally it will get "stuck" and you'll have to kill it on your own.

On my system it's found in the C:\Windows\system32 subdirectory. Since you've just noticed this, it wouldn't hurt to perform a full system scan for viruses and spyware. If you'd like, you can use this free online scan for this: http://safety.live.com/
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