What is WkDStore.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 WkDStore.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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WkDStore.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft® Works Data Store belongs to software Microsoft Works (version 8) by Microsoft (

Description: WkDStore.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file WkDStore.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 77,824 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 90,112 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. WkDStore.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also turn to the software developer, Microsoft, for advice, update the program to the latest version or completely remove Microsoft Works (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify WkDStore.exe related errors

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

gehört zu Microsoft Works!
Wurde heute von meinem Virenscanner (Avira) als Malware erkannt.
part of Micro$oft works application, mine got infected with Mabeza (avira) worm
  p0ln   (further information)
This is the name of word processor portion of MicroSoft Works. Location: c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDStore.exe. Remember, malware will mimic names of legit files to try and hide.

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Summary: Average user rating of WkDStore.exe: based on 8 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think WkDStore.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think WkDStore.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving WkDStore issues

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