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 wcescomm.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.
The process known as ActiveSync Connection Manager or Connection Manager or Microsoft ActiveSync belongs to software Microsoft ActiveSync or Pocket PC Connection Wizard by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Wcescomm.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wcescomm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in C:\ or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder—e.g. C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 401,491 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 1,289,000 bytes and 21 more variants.
Wcescomm.exe is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
You can do the following:
1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Microsoft ActiveSync)
2) contact www.microsoft.com Customer Service
3) look for a new, improved version.
Recommended: Identify wcescomm.exe related errors
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wcescomm.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TrojanDownloader:Win32/Bagle.ZM (detected by Microsoft), and Downloader (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the wcescomm.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wcescomm. 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 wcescomm.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.