The w3wp.exe process is a worker process for Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services). The function of this process is to run web applications and handle requests sent to the web server regarding specific applications. If this process fails to execute properly, certain applications may fail on the web server itself. This could cause slowness, crashing, and additional error prompts for the user.
Application: IIS Worker Process
Publisher: Microsoft IIS
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