What does the WRSSSDK.exe file do?
The WRSSSDK.exe process is also known as Spy Sweeper SDK and is a part of Spy Sweeper. This software is produced by Webroot Software (www.webroot.com). An obsolete or defective version of WRSSSDK.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Spy Sweeper SDK has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Spy Sweeper SDK 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)
- WRSSSDK.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WRSSSDK.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WRSSSDK.exe Spy Sweeper SDK
WRSSSDK.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WRSSSDK.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,161,152 bytes (57% of all these files), 2,159,104 bytes, 1,703,424 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,123,264 bytes.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. WRSSSDK.exe is capable of connect to the Internet, log keyboard entries, track other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 45% 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 WRSSSDK.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 WRSSSDK?
|Spy Sweeper, though unstable on some systems, works well at detecting spyware. This program monitors processes for known spyware traces as well as warning you to changes to your browser preferences such as homepage, search engine and favourites. (further information...) |
|A decent Spyware program, monitors to stop spyware infecting your computer. Uninstall Spysweeper to get rid of this. (further information...) |
|Anti spy sotware (Webroot Sweeper) |
|running process of spysweeper ( |
|Belongs to Spysweeper (further information...) |
Summary: 30 users judge WRSSSDK.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted WRSSSDK.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Spy Sweeper
To remove Spy Sweeper SDK 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 Spy Sweeper in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if WRSSSDK.exe (Spy Sweeper SDK) 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 Spy Sweeper SDK. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Spy Sweeper SDK 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 WRSSSDK.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.