What is wlsettings.exe?

wlsettings.exe is part of Windows Essentials and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the wlsettings.exe version information.

wlsettings.exe's description is "Windows Essentials Settings"

wlsettings.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

wlsettings.exe is usually located in the 'c:\program files\windows live\installer\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on wlsettings.exe:

Product nameWindows Essentials
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Essentials Settings
Internal namewlsettings
Original filenamewlsettings.exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version16.4.3505.0912
File version16.4.3505.0912

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameWindows Essentials
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Essentials Settings
Internal namewlsettings
Original filenamewlsettings.exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version16.4.3505.0912
File version16.4.3505.0912

Digital signatures [?]

wlsettings.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA
Certificate serial number3300000088590e3c511fe26a67000100000088

VirusTotal report

1 of the 47 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the wlsettings.exe file. That's a 2% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
ByteHero Trojan.Win32.Heur.098
1 of the 47 anti-virus programs detected the wlsettings.exe file.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

wlsettings.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.

Windows Essentials Settings has stopped working.

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

wlsettings.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with wlsettings.exe. 100% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 1 user.

Keep0 %
Remove100 %

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with wlsettings.exe. Only 1 user has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.

Malware or legitimate?

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