How to get rid of the wscsvc32 VirusSometimes the wscsvc32 file may cloak a virus, e.g. TrendMicro found TROJ_TDSS.SMA or, as the case may be, TROJ_FRAUDPAC.KX, as well as Kaspersky found Packed.Win32.TDSS.aa or, as the case may be, Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.ajwx. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with wscsvc32.exe
The wscsvc32.exe process is also known as Windows Security Center and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wscsvc32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows Security Center has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows Security Center 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)
- wscsvc32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wscsvc32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wscsvc32.exe Windows Security Center
wscsvc32.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file wscsvc32.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 559,104 bytes (50% of all these files), 950,272 bytes or, as the case may be, 526,848 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The wscsvc32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 25% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A wscsvc32.exe file has a 24% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 1,012,736 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,010,176 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The wscsvc32 file is not part of the Windows operating system.
- A wscsvc32.exe file has a 20% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 558,592 bytes. This wscsvc32 program is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The wscsvc32 file is not part of the Windows operating system.
- A wscsvc32.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 560,128 bytes.
Attention: If you find wscsvc32.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about wscsvc32?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove Windows Security Center 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if wscsvc32.exe (Windows Security Center) 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 Windows Security Center. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Security Center 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 wscsvc32.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.