What is wscsvc32.exe?

wscsvc32.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the wscsvc32.exe version information.

wscsvc32.exe's description is "Windows Security Center"

wscsvc32.exe is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\' folder.

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 [?]

The following is the available information on wscsvc32.exe:

Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Security Center
Internal nameSecurity Center
Original filenamewscsvc.exe
File version6.00.2900.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)

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

Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Security Center
Internal nameSecurity Center
Original filenamewscsvc.exe
File version6.00.2900.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)

Digital signatures [?]

wscsvc32.exe is not signed.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to wscsvc32.exe:

wscsvc32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

wscsvc32.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 Security Center has stopped working.

End Program - wscsvc32.exe. This program is not responding.

wscsvc32.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

wscsvc32.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with wscsvc32.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with wscsvc32.exe. 89% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 243 users.

User vote results: There were 217 votes to remove and 26 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with wscsvc32.exe.

Malware or legitimate?

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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.

**Scott** writes

0 thumbs

Im going to try to remove wscsvc32.exe with your freeware. I have been plagued lately with this file being infected over and over. Maybe it is a trojan/backdoor. Dont know for sure but I doubt if its abscence could match the problems associated with its prescence here lately. Try to remember to drop you a line when it looks like I have some good info. Thanks for the freebie.

# 9 Sep 2009, 16:40

Roger Karlsson writes

2 thumbs

I ran into wscsvc32.exe today. Its malware. Here's the scan result from VirusTotal:


# 27 Oct 2009, 9:49

Roger Karlsson writes

-1 thumb

Here's another sample of wscsvc32.exe. Detection rate is still pretty low:


# 7 Dec 2009, 15:33

Andrew G writes

1 thumb

I just removed it the hard way with the task manager and a lot of patients.... kept throwing pop ups and all sorts of stuff with it, there was also another file associated with it TA86ORTUTTS9.EXE not sure what all it was but its gone off my comp for now and hopefully doesn't come back anytime soon

# 2 Jan 2010, 21:17

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