What is EMBASSYSecurityCheck.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 EMBASSYSecurityCheck.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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EMBASSYSecurityCheck.exe file information

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

The process known as ESC Embassy Security Check belongs to software Embassy Security Center by Wave Systems (

Description: EMBASSYSecurityCheck.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. EMBASSYSecurityCheck.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 79,160 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 75,064 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The EMBASSYSecurityCheck.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with EMBASSYSecurityCheck.exe, you can uninstall EMBASSY Security Center software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as EMBASSYSecurityCheck.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the EMBASSYSecurityCheck.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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Best practices for resolving EMBASSYSecurityCheck issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with EMBASSYSecurityCheck. 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 EMBASSYSecurityCheck.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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