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What is WRSA.exe?

WRSA.exe is part of Webroot SecureAnywhere and developed by Webroot according to the WRSA.exe version information.

WRSA.exe's description is "Webroot SecureAnywhere"

WRSA.exe is digitally signed by Webroot Software, Inc..

WRSA.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Webroot\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected WRSA.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameWebroot SecureAnywhere
Company nameWebroot
File descriptionWebroot SecureAnywhere
Internal nameWRSA.exe
Original filenameWRSA.exe
Legal copyright(c) Webroot 2006-2011
Product version8.0.0.38
File version8.0.0.38

The following is the available information on WRSA.exe:

Product nameWebroot SecureAnywhere
Company nameWebroot
File descriptionWebroot SecureAnywhere
Internal nameWRSA.exe
Original filenameWRSA.exe
Legal copyright(c) Webroot 2006-2011
Product version8.0.0.38
File version8.0.0.38

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameWebroot Software, Inc.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA
Certificate serial number769328f4a1ae00a21e71a04099615f01

VirusTotal report

2 of the 44 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the WRSA.exe file. That's a 5% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Jiangmin Trojan/PSW.OnLineGames.Gen
Rising Suspicious
2 of the 44 anti-virus programs detected the WRSA.exe file.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to wrsa.exe:

wrsa.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

wrsa.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Webroot SecureAnywhere has stopped working.

End Program - wrsa.exe. This program is not responding.

wrsa.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

wrsa.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with WRSA.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with WRSA.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with WRSA.exe. 71% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 193 users.

User vote results: There were 137 votes to remove and 56 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with WRSA.exe.

Malware or legitimate?

If you feel that you need more information to determine if your should keep this file or remove it, please read this guide.

Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the information provided on this web page

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Amanda Saxon writes

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This program is eating up all my PC storage.
Hey, Mirabile dictu! It's been dramatically reduced since I wrote it- without even posting this.

Are you guys exploiting the innocent somehow, until we complain?

I paid for this. Why would you take advantage of me and what do you get out of it? Are you selling my bandwidth? Clearly, per google, there are many complaints. For a paid service especially, why would you dare to do something so unethical and what do you get out of it?

Note, I restarted my computer in between and it staying the same before landng on the complaint page. I'm SO sick of cheating in today's business world. What NOW!?!

I'd like an explanation.

A Saxon

# 30 Mar 2014, 11:19

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Amanda: How much space is the WebRoot program using on your hard-drive?

# 31 Mar 2014, 6:18

Emmanuel writes

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Ok I know what WRSA.exe is if you have webroot witch is a virus protector WRSA.exe needs permissions it's a virus detector and remover and WRSA is web-root-secure-anywere
So why in the world would something I spent 50 dollars on be a virus!!!!!!!!!!!

# 2 Apr 2015, 8:42

Roger Karlsson writes

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I this the two detections:

* Jiangmin Trojan/PSW.OnLineGames.Gen
* Rising Suspicious

are false positives. The WRSA.exe file is digitally signed by "Webroot Software, Inc.", so it should be 100% safe and virus free.

# 27 Jun 2015, 9:01

Patrick Murphy writes

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I had hired Webroot to protect my machines (thanx alot, BESTBUY).
AFTER uninstalling it and engaging Windows' protection schemes, WRSA has not stopped reappearing, begging for permissions, telling me that I had viruses (WHEN I DON'T) and generally, being a nuisance.
Get rid of it but don't pay thru the nose.
My "last-ditch" (if needed) will be to take my machines back to Bestbuy and make them remove it.

# 13 Jan 2016, 15:02

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