What is wcu.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 wcu.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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Wcu.exe file information

The process known as Wireless Client Utility belongs to software Blaine's Contrast Effects or Warning Center by Wireless.

Description: Wcu.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The wcu.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 108,032 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 307,200 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the software Blaine's Contrast Effects or Wireless Client Installation using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wcu.exe. Therefore, you should check the wcu.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 wcu issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wcu. 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.

To help you analyze the wcu.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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