What is the WWAHost.exe process?
So it is clear that you do not need to disable it because you never know which apps might be still using it. Windows 10 has changed the way apps are executed and distributed, but if you still see the program, then it means some apps are dependent on it.
One thing that may happen with WWAHost.exe is that it may cause high CPU or Memory or Disk Usage. The best way to go ahead is to close the Store apps one by one and check if it drops the usage. If it does, then the app is the problem because WWAHost is only helping it to run. You can choose to reinstall or restart the Windows Store app.
If that doesn’t help, then open Task Manager using Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Then locate WWAHost.exe, and kill it using the right-click menu.
- Relaunch the apps, and see if the issue resolves.
Programs that keep on causing high-CPU usage are usually stuck in the loop and results in high resource usage. Hence killing the program might help.
That said, if you still feel suspicious about the program being malware, there is a way to check it. In the Task Manager, right-click on it, and choose to open the file location. Now using any antivirus program on your computer, scan the file. If the results are fine, there is nothing to be worried about.
I hope the post was able to help you understand the use of the WWAHost.exe program on Windows 10 computers and if you should be disabling or deleting it.
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