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What is cscript.exe?

Cscript.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if cscript.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Cscript.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft ® Console Based Script Host belongs to software Microsoft Windows Script Host by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original cscript.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file cscript.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 126,976 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/cscript.exe.html 
Cscript.exe is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify cscript.exe related errors

If cscript.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 153,088 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cscript.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the cscript.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

Die Datei befindet sich bei mir an den Orten: C:\Windows\System32; C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-scripting_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_483ea93961ad86ec. Der Rechner ist aber definitv sauber. Daher kann ich Ihren 'Hinweis' nicht nachvollziehen, insbesondere, weil er auch der Charakteristik 'Unterordner von C:\Windows widerspricht.

Summary: Average user rating of cscript.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
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