What is wercon.exe?

The genuine wercon.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Windows Vista by Microsoft.
Wercon.exe is an executable file that runs the Windows Event Reporting Console, a part of Windows Vista. It is only found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. If the file is found elsewhere, it may be a disguised malicious program such as a Trojan or a virus. In such cases, scanning the file with an advanced anti-virus software is recommended as it is a critical Windows component. The Windows Vista operating system was released worldwide on January 30, 2007. It arrived after a span of five years after its predecessor, Windows XP, and was succeeded by Windows 7. Before being released, Windows Vista was referred to by its codename "Longhorn". It featured an updated graphical user interface and a new visual style dubbed, 'Aero'. Microsoft's primary goal with Vista was to address security concerns with XP as well as certain bug fixes. By 2010, Windows Vista had become the second highest selling operating system after Windows XP. Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen and quickly rose to prominence following the launch of their popular operating system, MS-DOS, for early personally computers. Microsoft began developing graphical user interface and the distinguishable Start-button on the introduction on Windows 95. Further additions like networking and security soon followed.

WERCon stands for Windows Event Reporting Console

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 wercon.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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Wercon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wercon
Wercon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Problem Reports and Solutions belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows or Système d'exploitation Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (

Description: The original wercon.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The wercon.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,143,296 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The wercon.exe file is a Windows system file. The program has a visible window. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as wercon.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wercon.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.


User Comments

some malware disguise itself as this so be aware
it's a maicious trojan!
It's reaction to problems is delayed beyond belief, but there seem to be no security risks.
wercon.exe is a part of Problem Reports and Solutions
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Windows Error reporting service. It's the GUI that can also be opened from control panel.
  cmdlinebash   (further information)
Part of CIED, which is Microsoft Program Usage Tracking. Basically it sends non-identifable data to MS about program(s) use and crashes. Called also "Customer Experience Improvement Program"
  CrazyBare   (further information)
Furthermore it is changed during the update to SP2. Some AVs/Firewalls may detect that and recommend a denial of the change!
Iti is a windows report sends report about windows problems to microsoft
  Don De Da'Vais  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of wercon.exe: based on 21 votes with 9 reviews. 12 users think wercon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think wercon.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade wercon.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving wercon issues

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