What does the WSS.exe file do?
The WSS.exe process is also known as WSS2007 Application and is a part of WSS2007 or, as the case may be, Winferno Subscription Service. This software is produced by Capital Intellect (www.winferno.com). An obsolete or defective version of WSS.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WSS2007 Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WSS2007 Application 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)
- WSS.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WSS.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WSS.exe WSS2007 Application
WSS.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. WSS.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 132,488 bytes (83% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 139,264 bytes.
It is the service "Winferno Subscription".
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The WSS file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. For this reason, 21% 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 WSS.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 WSS?
|In task manager which is slower down my pc |
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 WSS2007 or Winferno Subscription Service
To remove WSS2007 Application 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 WSS2007 or Winferno Subscription Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if WSS.exe (WSS2007 Application) 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 WSS2007 Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WSS2007 Application 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 WSS.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.
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