The Waasmedic process takes up a lot of memory and mbs disk usage. Is it a virus? How do you fix this problem?
What is waasmedic?
WaasMedic.exe in other words refers to Waasmedic Agent Exe program. WaasMedic Agent Exe is displayed on the task management page. Windows Update Medic ensures that the Windows update process is smooth and patches and update packages are accepted this is an essential element of Windows 11/10 that is linked to WaasMedicSVC.exe and helps with OS upgrades that are less disruptive to an advanced PC user.
WaasMedic.exe also fixes processes associated with Windows and its components. WaasMedic.exe interferes and activates them for updates if you turn off the updates of any Windows components or if they are turned off by another software. We have solutions for you if WaasMedic.exe is using a lot of your CPU or disk space. Let's have a look what they're and how we might address the problem.
Let's take a closer look at the changes and how to apply them to Waasmedic Agent Exe high CPU consumption problems.
1. Disable the antivirus software
Turn off or uninstall the anti-virus software on your computer.
Some security apps may not be compatible with Windows Update Medic since its primary function is to prohibit system files from being interfered with. As a result, if the process is using a lot of disk space, you should remove your third-party anti-virus software and see if it solves the problem.
Naturally, if you've already paid for an anti-malware license, you'd prefer to keep using it. If deactivating your prompts for uninstall anti-malware didn't help you cure WaasMedic Agent Exe's excessive mb memory, try one of the alternative options listed below. You can also change anti-malware programs.
2. Clear disks
When you run out of hard disk space, waasmedic mbs disk usage may be high. In addition to deleting unnecessary file sizes, you have to disorganize the disk.
Follow the steps below to learn how to defragment a disk.
As a result, we recommend that you utilize Disk Cleanup to remove any unnecessary transient files:
Step 1: In the Windows 10 search box, type Disk Cleanup and hit Enter.
Step 2: Choose your primary motivation (C: by default)
Step 3: Tick the checkboxes next to Temporary zip files in the list, then click Clean up system files.
Step 4: Make use of Disk Cleanup.
Step 5: When the new pop-up menu appears, choose C: drive once more.
Step 6: Click OK after selecting the zip files you wish to remove.
Note that deleting unwanted Windows update configuration files will prevent you from reverting to an earlier applicable version of Windows.
3. Disable Windows updates
Windows 10 updates are a pain in the ass, and you can disable them on Windows for up to 35 days
It's not unusual for Windows Updates to refuse to install all of the required files sizes. If this happens, the OS may either display an error message (such as we couldn't connect to the update service, 0x80242016, or 0x80070020) or just try to re-download it later. The Windows Update Medic service may consume a lot of resources as a result of these failures and efforts to re-download.
As a result, you may simply halt all Windows updates and then undo the operation when the update is ready to begin. Here's how you do it:
Step 1: Select Settings from the context menu when you right-click on Start.
Step 2: Navigate to the Update & Security section.
Step 3: Select the Pause updates for 7 days option on the tight-side of the window.
Step 4: Windows updates will be paused.
Your updates will be suspended for the next 7 days, or until you click the Resume updates button.
4. Disconnect the flash storage device
A USB flash drive, hard drive, cell phone, etc. connected to your computer.
As the headline indicates, this is more of a workaround than a solution. It appears that the process is not performing as planned and is consuming a lot of disk space for unclear reasons. If that's the case, try temporarily disconnecting any detachable devices (such as external HDDs or USB Flash drives) and see if it helps.
If you have an external hard drive and ‘waasmedic agent exe' is utilizing 100% (or almost all) of your hard disk, it's possible that the service seems to be using the external storage instead of your primary drive. This is an issue that can easily be addressed, but first double-check that the external disk is truly involved:
Step 1: Ctrl + Alt + Delete or a search in the Start Menu will bring you to the Task Manager.
Step 2: Go to the Performance tab and choose Open Resource Monitor from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Select “Open Resource Monitor” from the Performance Tab.
If WaasMedicAgent.exe is the reason for unnecessarily using your external hard drive, disconnect it and all should be back on track.
5. Edit the registry
Make a backup of your registry settings before proceeding. While we do not advocate disabling this vital system service, if none of the preceding solutions worked, you should temporarily disable WaasMedic.exe. It will terminate the processes associated with WaasMedic.exe and improve the performance of your computer.
Step 1: In the start menu, search for “services”
Step 2: Next, identify Windows Update Medic Service and left click on it twice to open its properties.
Step 3: In a new window, alter the Startup type to read Disabled then press OK
Step 4: You can stop Windows Update Medic Service, but you'll get an Access Denied notice if you try to do so using Windows Services Manager. The reason behind is that amateur PC users cannot directly disable the component via services. For one to gain access they have to alter some registry values.
You'll need to utilize the Registry Editor to deactivate it as below:
There are 2 methods to change the values; first is applying third-party tools called “Windows Update Blocker”. Second, is the use of a “built-in Registry Editor.” And since a third party program is not advisable based on its risky nature, the built-in registry works better.
Step 5: Open the Run dialog box by typing “Windows +R”. Now type “regedit” to open the Registry Editor
Step 6: Now paste the path below after “Computer/” in the address bar to open the folder location of waasmedic agent exe:
Step 7: Find Start and double-click to open its options in the WaasMedicSvc registry editor folder.
Step 8: Change the value of the Start DWORD file to 4 and then set the permission of the kit to SYSTEM Deny in the registry editor at the aforementioned path location. Once you reach this point, confirm the changes and restart your PC.
Step 9: After your system reboots successfully, check if the Waasmedic and see it is disabled.
Editing your registry is something we don't advocate performing manually because it may be time-consuming and puts your pc at risk. The easiest option is to use a free program called Windows Update Blocker.
6. Disable waasMesic in the task schedule bar
If you try to manually deactivate the WaasMedic Agent Exe service, you'll get an “Access Denied” message on your screen. This isn't unusual; Windows just defends the services it considers important in this manner.
While turning down Windows-related services is not advised, it is not impossible. However, you'll need to obtain third-party programs for that.
Windows Update Blocker is available for download from the official developer’s website.
Run the Wub x64.exe file on the background after downloading the package.
Step 1: Start the application.
Step 2: Select Windows Services from the menu.
Step 3: Right-click Windows Update Medic Service and choose its Properties.
Step 4: Take note of the Service's name on the screen (in this case, WaaSMedicSvc), click on it
Step 5: Now browse the folder location where you downloaded the software and right-click on Wub.ini to open it using Notepad. Notepad should be used to open the ini file.
Step 6: Paste the service name under dosvc=2, 4 and add =3, 4 next to it, so the line looks like this:
Step 7: Restart the software and click Apply.
Step 8: Lastly, disable WaasaMedic Agent Exe
7. Windows Computer Reset
Using the following solutions, the problem of WaasMedic.exe's excessive CPU utilization would have been solved. If you don't, you'll have to reinstall Windows to restore your PC to its previous state. There will be no loss of data saved on your computer.
While at your browser and suddenly see a waasmedic code on the screen, one may wonder if a malware infection struck their Pc. But be assured that it’s not the case and that their PCs are 100% malware free. WaasMedic.exe is a Windows software installer that helps you update your operating system to the current version. It's a risk-free program.
There are lots of processes on Windows that you don't know how they work, so you can read about them in our series. Follow the guidelines as instructed and you’ll be good to go.