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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: Yes
  • Application Process:No
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Windows\ system\ WinModem.101\ wmexe.exe
  • Uses Network:Yes
  • Uses Internet:Yes

The term Winmodem is registered to 3Com Robotics, which was first, used with the US Robotics line including 33.6kbps modems and later was used with 56K Sportster modems. However, winmodem is also a generic term for software-based modems that use software in place of hardware. It is commonly referred to as controllerless modem.

However, users as covering both the application and the device driver have accepted the process wmexe.exe, which installs Winmodem devices. It is required for your computer to communicate properly with the Winmodem and for the WinModem to use the computer's CPU for its processing, instead of its own. Because a Winmodem lack a controller and UART, it depends on the wmexe.exe file for these functions.

The NVRAM Manager stores the information in the non-volatile memory according to a hotkey. It may also perform other Winmodem operations by interfacing with the menu navigator.

A standard modem has a controller and an interface that provides asynchronous serial data outputs through a COM port. It is the modem that performs all the data processing as well as its conversion to an analog line, which represents the synchronization of continuous frames of data in conformity with the protocols in use. The CPU in WinModem does some of these processes. A WinModem does not actually use a COM port, but since all modem applications are designed to use COM ports, the wmexe.exe process emulates a physical port so that communications software will work.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.