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What is Unsecapp.exe? Why is it causing High CPU Usage

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Window Operating System is bombarded with a plethora of different features and services working in a synchronous manner in order to make your experience more pleasant and smooth.

Everything on your computer, from turning it on to turning it off, is managed by the services. And Unsecapp.exe is one of them.

Even though you may have heard very little or even nothing about this feature but it is very important for your computer. But according to many users, this Unsecapp.exe was found to be a virus.

In this article, we are going to discuss everything about this service and will answer the question that every unknown service has to face “is it a virus?”.

What is Unsecapp.exe?🧐

Unsecapp.exe is often is used as an abbreviation for Universal Sink to Recieve Callbacks from Application. This service is used as a sink in order to extract the asynchronous callbacks from the WMI client applications.

Even though it may they may sound a little technical and complex but they are very vital to your OS. Most of the software installed on your system respond to the OS because of this unsecapp.exe service. Afterward, these services are managed by the Windows Management Instruction(WMI). 

When you install a third-party application on your computer then you give the installed application permission to use the Windows features such as the Taskbar or the notification panel. The Unsecapp.exe is the one service that manages the communication between the installed application and the Windows Components. 

Limited access is provided to the applications by the WMI to carry the task which is accompanied by the Unsecapp.exe.

Is Unsecapp.exe a virus?

No, it is not a virus. It is a very vital feature without which your computer can’t perform well. But sometimes, there are some malicious elements that can rename themselves as the Unsecapp.exe virus. Therefore, in this section, we are going to check whether the Unsecapp.exe is a virus or not.

To do that, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Task Manager by either searching it out of the start menu or by right-clicking on the taskbar and then select “Task Manager” from the appeared list.

Step 2: Now, from the appeared Task Manager window, you can need to search for either the Unsecapp.exe (under the details tab) or Sync to receive asynchronous callbacks from WMI client (under the Process tab), right-click on either of the two and then select Open file location.

What is Unsecapp.exe

Step 3: This will redirect you to the location of the Unsecap.exe file, if the location is the same as follow then you know that the Unsecapp.exe is not a virus.

C:\Windows\System32\wbem

Now as you can in the Screen Shot above, the location is the same as mentioned, therefore, one can imply that this Unsecapp.exe is not a virus.

But if somehow the location doesn’t match then you need to do something. You can either download antivirus and antimalware or just go for the in-built Windows Defender. In this section, we are going to use Windows Defender to completely scan your computer and then eliminate the Virus in it.

To scan your computer with the help of Windows Defender you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Setting by either searching it out of the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then select “Settings” from the appeared list.

Step 2: You need to select the Updates & Security from the appeared screen.

Step 3: From the appeared window, go to the Windows Security tab from the left panel of the screen, and then click on the Open Windows Security button.

What is Unsecapp.exe

Step 4: This will redirect you to the Windows Security window, go to the Virus & Threat Protection tab from the left panel of the screen, and then click on the Scan Options button under the Current Threat section.

Step 5: On the appeared window, choose Microsoft Defender Offline Scan and then click on the Scan Now button.

This will scan your computer afterward, you need to restart your computer and hopefully, this will eliminate the virus from your computer leaving you with the legitimate Unsecapp.exe file.

Can I Remove Unsecapp.exe?🧐

The simple answer would be, no you can’t remove the Unsecapp.exe. The Sync to receive asynchronous callbacks from WMI client or the Unsecapp.exe is of utmost importance and removing it can make your Windows corrupt. 

If you want to end the task temporarily you can do that with the help of the following two steps:-

Step 1:  Launch the Task Manager by either searching it out of the start menu or by right-clicking on the taskbar and then select “Task Manager” from the appeared list.

Step 2: Now, from the appeared Task Manager window, you can need to search for either the Unsecapp.exe (under the details tab) or Sync to receive asynchronous callbacks from WMI client (under the Process tab), right-click on either of the two and then select End Task from the appeared list.

But you shouldn’t do this as it not good for your computer and neither does it harm your system.

Unsecapp.exe is causing high CPU and Memory usage

According to many Windows users, Unsecapp.exe is causing high CPU and Memory usage. Because of this, their computer slows down and eventually, can corrupt your Windows.

But you need to understand the fact that since it interacts with many different applications, therefore, the problem can be due to a newly added application. In this section, we are going to fix this issue.

1. Update your Computer

Many of the problems in Windows or any other Operating System is because of bugs. So, Microsoft might have rolled out an update that will fix your problem. In order to update your computer you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Settings by either searching it out of the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then select “Settings” from the appeared list.

Step 2: Click on the Update & Security option from the appeared screen.

Step 3: Make sure that you are on the Windows Update tab and then click on the Check for Update button or the Download button(if it’s available).

What is Unsecapp.exe

This will download the update and then ask you to restart your computer to install it. Hopefully, this will eliminate the Unsecapp.exe high CPU and RAM usage.

2. Uninstall newly installed application

One of the most prominent reasons why Unsecapp.exe is causing high CPU and RAM usage is the newly added application. Since this process interacts with the applications, its spike can be due to a newly added application.

To uninstall an application, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1; Launch the Settings by either searching it out of the start menu or by right-clicking on the start menu and then select “Settings” from the appeared list.

Step 2: Click on the Apps option from the appeared screen.

Step 3: Now, make sure that you are on the Apps & Features tab, select the newly added application, and then click Uninstall.

After the completion of the process, you need to restart your computer and hopefully, this will eliminate the Unsecapp.exe high CPU and RAM usage.

3. Scan your Hard Disk

Sometimes, the problem can be external rather than internal. But this can be solved internally as well. To scan your hard disk, we are going to use the Command Prompt.

To do that, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the Command prompt as an admin either by searching it out from the start menu or from the RUN box(Win + R), type “cmd” and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

Step 2: On the appeared screen type “chkdsk d: /f /r /x” and hit enter

Note: you need to replace “d” with the disk you want to check the health of.

After the completion of the process, you need to restart your computer and hopefully, this will eliminate the Unsecapp.exe high CPU and RAM usage.

4. Fix your Registry

A malfunctioned registry can be very irritating it can cause many problems and causing high CPU or memory usage is one of them. But luckily, we have Windows OS and Microsoft has given us the luxury to use the command prompt and fix any problem.

To do that, you need to follow the prescribed steps:-

Step 1: Launch the command prompt as an administrator by either searching it out of the start menu or by RUN(Win + R), type “cmd” and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

Step 2: Now type the following command and hit enter.

Sfc /scannow

This command will scan your registry thoroughly and then after a restart, it will fix all the corrupted files.

Wrap-up:-

In this article, we discussed one of the most important processes in Microsoft Windows, the Unsecapp.exe. We have also concluded that it is not a virus by just clicking on the process and see the file location, but there are some viruses that can rename themselves as Unsecapp. 

Therefore, we have also learned to fix the problem by the Windows Defender: Settings> Updates & Settings> Windows Security> Open Windows Security> Virus & Threat Protection> Scan Option> Microsoft Defender Offliine Scan> Scan Now.

We have also seen, how the Unsecapp.exe causes high CPU and Memory and 4 fixes for it.