What is tcsd_win32.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 tcsd_win32.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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Tcsd_win32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tcsd_win32
Tcsd_win32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NTRU TCG Software Stack or NTRU Hybrid TSS (version v2.0.25, v2.0.7, v1.05, v2.0.25 TCS, v2.0.7 TCS, v1.05 TCSD) or NTRU TSS (version v1.2.1.25 TCS, v1.2.1.29 TCS, v1.2.1.37 TCS) or SI TSS or TCS Service of the TCG Software Stack

belongs to software NTRU TCG Software Stack or NTRU Hybrid TSS or SI TSS or Security Innovation TSS

by NTRU Cryptosystems ( or Security Innovation.

Description: Tcsd_win32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file tcsd_win32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 180,224 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,552,384 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. Tcsd_win32.exe is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with tcsd_win32.exe, you can also ask for help from Support, find out if there is a newer version available or uninstall the software NTRU TCG Software Stack or NTRU Hybrid TSS using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tcsd_win32.exe. Therefore, you should check the tcsd_win32.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

part of windows live software
  gary w  
This is for a biometric finger print scanner software, usually for "Embassey Suites" made by WAVE industries. issue is not limited to any one brand name system.
  Mr. Who   (further information)
The full name of this process is NTRU Hybrid TSS v1.05 TCSD. NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc is a company that produces cryptographic tools - and among them Trusted Computing Platform tools
  Peter Scordamaglia   (further information)
BioMetric finger print scanner, used by Dell, Ibm, and many more some have had problems and need to be reinstalled of updated.
  Michael M.   (further information)
Embassey Suites - for file-security over TPM. realy not needed....
Uninstalling embassy Suites breaks Novell GINA
  Steve W  
After certain windows updates this file throws a memory error on system shutdown. I used MSCONFIG from the run menu to disable the process at startup and removed file without any ill effects.
  Peter W.  

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Summary: Average user rating of tcsd_win32.exe: based on 13 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users think tcsd_win32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think tcsd_win32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving tcsd_win32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tcsd_win32. 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 tcsd_win32.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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