What is wermgr.exe?
Wermgr.exe sounds a bit scary because it almost looks like it says “worm” and a worm isn’t something you want running on your PC. Fortunately though wermgr.exe is actually not a worm and it should be a safe part of your Windows PC. Wermgr.exe is Windows Problem Reporting. This part of Windows exists so if your PC has a problem or crashes some data can be sent to Microsoft to help them understand the problem so they can fix it for all Windows users in the future.
Publisher: Wermgr.exe is signed by Microsoft Windows as its publisher.
wermgr.exe stands for Windows Problem Reporting.
Is wermgr.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if wermgr.exe is safe or malware.
- 1. See who signed the wermgr.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan wermgr.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of wermgr.exe.
- 4. Analyze wermgr.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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Why does wermgr.exe access the network?
Although wermgr.exe’s name does look like a malware “worm” if you don’t look carefully, it’s actually a safe app to have on your PC. While testing from our Austin, Texas office with the GlassWire network monitor we found that wermgr.exe connected to servers controlled by Microsoft at skypedataprdcoleus17.cloudapp.net. In our testing we believe this happened because our Skype app had an error of some type, and the error information was then sent to Microsoft. We believe the error is that we used GlassWire’s firewall to block Skype because it’s not an app we usually use or need. We have found it appears to be safe to block wermgr.exe with the GlassWire firewall and it’s not necessary for that .exe to access the network to use your PC, however if you want to help Microsoft fix bugs you may want to let wermgr.exe access the network so it can help all of us to have a more stable version of Windows, and Microsoft apps.
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