What does the mscorsvw.exe file do?
The mscorsvw.exe process is also known as .NET Runtime Optimization Service (Version v2.0.50727_X86) or, as the case may be, Microsoft .NET Framework (Version 4 Client Profile) and is a part of Microsoft .NET Framework (Version 4 Client Profile, 4 Client, 2.0 Service Pack, 4.5.2 Hotfix) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of mscorsvw.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- .NET Runtime Optimization service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- .NET Runtime Optimization service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mscorsvw.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mscorsvw.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mscorsvw.exe .NET Runtime Optimization service
mscorsvw.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Mscorsvw.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 130,384 bytes (27% of all these files), 69,632 bytes as well as 30 other variants.
It is the clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32 service: Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 19% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A mscorsvw.exe file has a 62% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 13,179,660 bytes. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The mscorsvw file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
- A mscorsvw.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 1,796,027 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). Mscorsvw.exe is capable of monitor other applications, log keyboard entries as well as modify other Windows tasks.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves mscorsvw.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about mscorsvw?
|Runs every 10 - 16 minutes for about 4 to 12 seconds. When it runs, it locks up Outlook, closes open screens, cancels scrolling, interferes with other processes. A real PEST! Zone Alarm seems to stop it if you "Kill" it in the program control screen. (run block) |
Roger S. Orlando, Fla.
|mscorsvw.exe is precompiling .NET assemblies in the background. Once it's done, it will go away. Typically, after you install the .NET Redist, it will be done with the high priority assemblies in 5 to 10 minutes and then will wait until your computer is idle to process the low priority assemblies. Once it does that it will shutdown and you won't see mscorsvw.exe... (further information...) |
|hohe cpu auslastung |
|it is used to run certain apps created by the framework.it doesnt seem hamless at all. |
|When it is active it takes up a large amount of memory (I had it in excess of 100 MB) |
Summary: 24 users judge mscorsvw.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted mscorsvw.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework or the program
To remove .NET Runtime Optimization service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Microsoft .NET Framework or the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if mscorsvw.exe (.NET Runtime Optimization service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of .NET Runtime Optimization service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for .NET Runtime Optimization service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mscorsvw.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. 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.