How to remove the Wcs virus

Most antivirus programs identify Wcs.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Zlob or Downloader.MisleadApp, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Zlob.gen!CH or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Zlob.gen!CA.

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Wcs.exe file information

The process known as Wcs.exe belongs to software IEBrowse Tool or IExplorer Bar or Warning Center by unknown.

Description: Wcs.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Wcs.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,360 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 17,408 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The Wcs.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The Wcs.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Wcs.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with Wcs.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of IEBrowse Tool or Warning Center (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify Wcs.exe related errors

If Wcs.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 182,272 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Wcs.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the Wcs.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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Best practices for resolving Wcs issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Wcs process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Wcs.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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