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 wmssvc.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.
The process known as Service "Wild Media Server (UPnP, DLNA, HTTP) belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Wild Media Server (UPnP, DLNA, HTTP) by Microsoft Windows Mssvc Service or Evgeny Lachinov.
Description: Wmssvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wmssvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 265,728 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 198,144 bytes.
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Wmssvc.exe is not a Windows system file. Wmssvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.
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If wmssvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 10,499,584 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name wmssvc.exe, for example Virus.Win32.Virut.q (detected by Kaspersky), and Virus:Win32/Virut.gen!J (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the wmssvc.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 wmssvc. 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.
To help you analyze the wmssvc.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.