What is WRSA.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 WRSA.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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WRSA.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WRSA
WRSA.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Webroot SecureAnywhere belongs to software Webroot SecureAnywhere by Webroot.

Description: WRSA.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The WRSA.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 742,408 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 817,072 bytes and 38 more variants. 
It is certified by a trustworthy company. WRSA.exe is not a Windows core file. The WRSA.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). WRSA.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with WRSA.exe come up, you can also uninstall the software Webroot SecureAnywhere using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify WRSA.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WRSA.exe. Therefore, you should check the WRSA.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 is the instalation file for Webroot Antivirus. It is tricky to delete.
I believe it is a part of Webroot Secure Anywhere, an antivirus by Webroot.
  Anthony Ward  
i know it is a installed app and hard to remove
  red ryder  
WRSA runs for long periods, maybe 45 minutes at or soon after initial startup. That run time interferes and or prevents running other programs. Would you recommend I uninstall and then reinstall my Webroot Secure Anywhere program?
  Martin B. High  

Summary: Average user rating of WRSA.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks WRSA.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks WRSA.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade WRSA.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WRSA issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WRSA. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 WRSA.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.

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