What is winsecurity.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 winsecurity.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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Winsecurity.exe file information

The process known as Windows Security or Edaosychdw appears to belong to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Edaosychdw by Microsoft (

Description: Winsecurity.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winsecurity.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,265,664 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 1,698,264 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The winsecurity.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall EMSC from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If winsecurity.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 684,032 bytes. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Winsecurity.exe is not a Windows core file. Winsecurity.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name winsecurity.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Jorik.PoisonIvy.wz (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Gen or Trojan.Egguard (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the winsecurity.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

this opens two web pages in browser and and my k7 antivirus has deleted 10 or more trojan files immediately..

Summary: Average user rating of winsecurity.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks winsecurity.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving winsecurity issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with winsecurity. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the winsecurity.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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