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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. http://www.file.net/process/wcescomm.exe.html 
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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User Comments

In regards to ActiveSync, that is a vital program for XP SP3 as it allows you to use the USB for tethering for Cricket Huawei Android devices for accessing the internet, as well as data transfer to the Android platform such as installing programs and updates. Just tweak the settings to allow USB connections and connect to the internet and you are set. It seems to have taken the place of the native Android tethering programs that used to work in XP SP2, but now won't work in XP SP3. The Huawei Android native tethering still seems to work in Vista however, (so far).
  SpiritWarrior54  
Part of Microsoft ActiveSync, for syncing your windows-based mobile device with your PC
  Ivana  
unstalling raidxpert
   
Windows Synchronization Manager for WinCE based devices
  Otto   (further information)
Active Sync program.
  Mike  
Used to sync up MS Pocket PC's
  Nightblade  
synchronize your pocket pc with the pc but sometimes can cause cpu to 100% making your pc very slow
  pryda  
microsoft office
   
More comments can be found here:
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of wcescomm.exe: based on 38 votes with 9 reviews.
22 users think wcescomm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think wcescomm.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade wcescomm.exe ("not sure about it").


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