What is WksCal.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 WksCal.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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WksCal.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft® Works Calendar or Calendrier Microsoft® Works belongs to software Microsoft Works (version 2000, 8) by Microsoft (

Description: WksCal.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The WksCal.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,223 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 131,127 bytes, 114,688 bytes or 77,879 bytes. 
The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. WksCal.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. WksCal.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with WksCal.exe come up, you can search for help on the company’s website, update to a possibly corrected version or completely remove Microsoft Works 2000 or Works Upgrade (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify WksCal.exe related errors

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

it's a memory hog
The wkscal.exe process is the Calendar component of MsWorks. It function similar to a traditional calender, allowing you to plan meetings and set reminders etc.
Uses too much CPU for no reason.
Den bruger næsten cpuen med 100% ctrl-alt-del brug den og stop processen! det er dor irriterende at det skal gøres hver gang maskinen bootes op

Summary: Average user rating of WksCal.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks WksCal.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving WksCal issues

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