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What is AsusWSService.exe?

The genuine AsusWSService.exe file is a software component of ASUS WebStorage by ASUSTeK.
AsusWSService.exe is an executable file that belongs to ASUS WebStorage, a online cloud storage service offered by ASUS. This file is not a critical Windows file and can be removed if known to create problems. ASUS WebStorage provides a desktop that supports Windows, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems. The client can be set up to automatically upload documents, music, photos and videos to the cloud. The data is automatically synchronized with all devices which have the desktop client installed on them. The program supports data backup and recovery and provides two-step verification security, as well as much more. Asus is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. Asus was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

ASUSWSService stands for ASUS WebStorage Service

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 AsusWSService.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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AsusWSService.exe file information

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

The process known as ASUS WebStorage Service belongs to software ASUS WebStorage or WebStorage or reFX Nexus VSTi RTAS by eCareme Technologies (www.asuswebstorage.com) or ASUS Cloud.

Description: AsusWSService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AsusWSService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,754,448 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 1,732,608 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/asuswsservice.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The AsusWSService.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher ASUSWebstorage provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->ASUS WebStorage or WebStorage).

Recommended: Identify AsusWSService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AsusWSService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AsusWSService.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.

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User Comments

It drained my CPU power
  Tom Nicklin  
Error message on startup: "AsusWSService.exe has stopped. Windows is trying to solve the problem". Uninstalled Asus Web Storage to get rid of the error message.
  Kjell Gr√łndahl  
It is unimportant for Windows. However it is included in the default setup for some Asus computers. It can cause a lot of disk accesses and a CPU drain on laptops with an M CPU. However it is handy for saving files in the cloud.
  MEA  
Overwhelmed to discover AsusWSService.exe was drawing 20-30% of my CPU usage. Consider I have a 6 core with Hyperthreading. That is ridiculous. CPU usage dropped to 1% when uninstalled.
  T R Davis  

Summary: Average user rating of AsusWSService.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks AsusWSService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving AsusWSService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AsusWSService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AsusWSService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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