Is wcescomm.exe safe?
Wcescomm.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 wcescomm.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.
Wcescomm.exe file information
The process known as ActiveSync Connection Manager or Connection Manager or Microsoft ActiveSync belongs to software Microsoft ActiveSync or Pocket PC Connection Wizard or UnInstall Envy24 Family Audio or SimNet 2003 Enterprise Edition 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 C:\ or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder - e.g. C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 401,491 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 405,583 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: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous; however you should also read the users 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
If wcescomm.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 401,491 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 1,289,000 bytes and 4 more variants. The file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "H/PC Connection Agent" can run at start up. Active sync for use with Windows CE based palm PC
- "WCESCOMM" is not required to run at start up. Active sync for use with Windows CE based palm PC
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.
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