What does the WebColct.exe file do?
The WebColct.exe process is also known as Logitech Browser Support (UNICODE) and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of WebColct.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Logitech Browser Support has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Logitech Browser Support 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)
- WebColct.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WebColct.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WebColct.exe Logitech Browser Support
WebColct.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. WebColct.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 262,144 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 294,912 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. WebColct.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 WebColct.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 WebColct?
|Creates multiple instances, uses up all my CPU |
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove Logitech Browser Support from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for the program in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if WebColct.exe (Logitech Browser Support) 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 Logitech Browser Support. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Logitech Browser Support 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 WebColct.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.