What is WRSSSDK.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 WRSSSDK.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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WRSSSDK.exe file information

The process known as Spy Sweeper SDK belongs to software Spy Sweeper or Spy Sweeper for MSN or Spy Sweeper SDK by Webroot Software (

Description: WRSSSDK.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WRSSSDK.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,161,152 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 2,159,104 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. WRSSSDK.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSpy Sweeper
  2) visit the support page
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify WRSSSDK.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WRSSSDK.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WRSSSDK.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

my laptop is freezing and crashing
This is the SpySweeper Update client, this listens for updates on servers and updates itself.
  XProfessional   (further information)
It sucks up all my CPU and freezes my applications!
WRSSSDK is eating all my Page File Space and is making my computer crash. This has never happend befor and so i think it has encounterd an error. it happens everytime i start up my computer. it slowly starts to fill up the PF and VM space. at one point it will be using 951,334 K of VM. my computer then just comes to a stand still and crashes from the lack of prossesing space. (I FULLY SUPPORS SPYSWEEPER I LOVE IT! im just having a problem that seems to never be mentioned)
  Leo Leonardo  
spysweeper's exe
  Rafi Khan   (further information)
Regular user; works very well.
It is an TOTALY safe exe-file! it is suported by webroot spy sweeper (that removes spywares)
  JuzTo   (further information)
It can disable safely at least in my system ,loads every time you load spysweeper, used various amount of memory from 6 to 8 MB, need for the spysweeper to operate and protect your computer. It should not be terminated if you use spysweeper shieled load at startup in systray.
  George E.  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WRSSSDK.exe: based on 46 votes with 9 reviews. 33 users think WRSSSDK.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks WRSSSDK.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade WRSSSDK.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WRSSSDK issues

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