Most antivirus programs identify winscrsn.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_BUZUS.SMX or TROJ_GEN.R25E1G4, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.VB.agwp.
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The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the winscrsn.exe process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.
Description: Winscrsn.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The winscrsn.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 71,168 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 70,656 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Winscrsn.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If winscrsn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 71,168 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Winscrsn.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: You should check the winscrsn.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with winscrsn. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 winscrsn.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.