Application using this process: Command line


Application using this process: Command line

What is where.exe doing on my computer?

In the System32 folder of Windows, there is an executable file called where.exe. It is not a background process, it cannot run by itself in Windows. If you find where.exe running in Task Manager, it is probably not the genuine Microsoft where.exe.

You can use where.exe in the command line to carry out file searches without using the Windows interface for that. To use where.exe, open the Run window and enter cmd. To see the available parameters that can be used with it, type where /? and hit Enter.

Non-system processes like where.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is where.exe harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
where.exe is a safe process

Can I stop or remove where.exe?

Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. Scan your system now to identify unused processes that are using up valuable resources. where.exe is used by 'Command line'.This is an application created by 'Microsoft'. To stop where.exe permanently uninstall 'Command line' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. Run a free scan to find out how to optimize software and system performance.

Is where.exe CPU intensive?

This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.

Why is where.exe giving me errors?

Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.

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