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It's NOT DANGEROUS only because it may cause high CPU-usage! this is also a legitimate microsoft process, but sometimes is used to disguise as malware. However, your IT department probably has it enabled for a reason and it is likely to be part of the problem. This link provides some additonal info and instructions for stopping and starting the service.

Process name: Microsoft SMS Agent Host Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries. Its absolutely NOT DANGEROUS! Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Use a real management tool like Novell ZENWorks, or maybe LANDesk.

Matt It forms part of the SCCM client that is used by SCCM to provide information on you device HW/SW. The CcmExec.exe program must have a flaw in it because it was accessing my CVS repository and all other files on my hard drive. It has nothing to do with SMS hardware or software inventory.

Magento 2: how to make a module compatible with Varnish Cache? Apparently it runs, finishes, then starts all over again. The program is not visible. Process name: Microsoft SMS Agent Host Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.

Arvind Summary: 55 users judge ccmexec.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. IT service is going to action this with a lot more urgency if they are being asked by management why staff computers are running so poorly. A 17th century colloquial term for children, in the way we use 'kids' today How to concentrate during conference talks where the quality of the presentation is poor?

So far, sysadmins are ignoring the tremendous work outage that occurs for every laptop user (we mainly have single core cpu machines). As an administrator of SMS, I'd rather hear about your performance issues and help fix them than to have your laptop go without security updates-especially if you're out ‘cavorting' with unprotected This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. If you are still hitting this then notify your IT administrators to update thier SMS scan packages.

Upon exploring the threads causing the CPU usage in Process Explorer, you may find many of them have WMI somewhere in the stack. ccmexec.exe is a part of the Microsoft SMS operating system service. Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. Justin C it's part of Windows but it should not touch USB drives the way it does PM May it is doing what it's supposed to do, but it would

It scans the Windows hotfixes Uninstall files too!! We recommend SecurityTaskManager for verifying your computer's security. Reply JeffCurless says: November 14, 2007 at 5:46 pm My issue is that for some reason, CcmExec.exe seems to keep handles to VMWare virtual machines that I have opened previously. It does not seem to be producing any kind of output file (at least none that I can find).

Early breakfast availability in Japan? The CPU usage is typically only high when it is running its inventory and reporting cycle or downloading needed updates. Doing an inventory involves a lot of disk seeking, and unfortunately SMS isn't smart enough to notice if you're actually using a laptop on battery power. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ccmexec.exe.

Result = turn of ccm and forget about being corportate citizen until microsoft can figure out how to not get in my way with the things its trying to do ‘for Check it out! I haven't really tested it since I'm to lazy to turn on my laptop 🙂 Btw: Use /s if you want to get rid of the messagebox once you've tested it.

Tell and more importantly show them what you mean.

I won't play well with it. In this case, the file size is usually 540,672bytes. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls. I've never encountered it at all before 48 hours ago.

Reply Jonathan Hardwick [MSFT] says: July 12, 2004 at 4:00 pm I agree that by stopping and restarting the SMS service I'm fixing the symptom and not the cause. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device. It causes my x64 2.67 GHz 6GB RAM system to periodically stall for several seconds. However, it is recommended that you not do so, in order to ensure that Microsoft SMS continues to work properly.

Common malware site has been seen utlizing this app. Linux rules. ----- Larry - I'm not sure you understand what ccmexec.exe is. Conceptually, what does unitization do?