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What is VCSW.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 VCSW.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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VCSW.exe file information

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

The process known as VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter belongs to software VAIO Entertainment Platform or VAIO Entertainment or Pinnacle MPEG Realtime Codec or MyProfessionalBusinessCards by Sony (www.sony.com).

Description: VCSW.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. VCSW.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 270,336 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 274,432 bytes, 278,528 bytes, 313,264 bytes or 279,848 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/vcsw.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VCSW.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VCSW.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

Process PC portable Sony VAIO
  Ted  
Sony VAIO multimedia extra functions
  UnknownAlly  
Part of sony laptop
  Ash  

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Summary: Average user rating of VCSW.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think VCSW.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks VCSW.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving VCSW issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VCSW. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 VCSW.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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