Monday, June 29, 2015

What is GWX.exe and GWXUX.exe process in the task manager - virus?

GWX.exe is the notification for Windows 10 free upgrades from Microsoft and it is not a malware, virus or trojan active files. Based on the information from the task bar icon it will be available for download after 29 July 2015. However despite of this good will effort from Microsoft about this good news - it's very nice annoying the notice consistently stays in the Taskbar and running in the background.

Looking at the system performance info the GWXUX.exe takes quite a significant amount of memory for being consistently running in the background.

The file are located at the System 32 folder C:\Windows\System32\GWX and it will run automatically when Windows started. To stop it just right click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager then right click on the GWX.exe and end process. Do the same for the GWXUX.exe as they are not needed at all the time.

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