What is AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista
AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe belongs to software Ashampoo Anti-Malware or Ashampoo Anti-Malware v by ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (

Description: AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 52,616 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe, you can look for help from the software company Ashampoo, make sure that you have installed the latest version or completely remove Ashampoo Anti-Malware v. or Ashampoo Anti-Malware (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It is a component of Ashampoo Anti-Malware that communicates with the Security Center in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  Randy Bell   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AAMW_WSC_Service_Vista.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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