What is WrtProc.exe?

The genuine WrtProc.exe file is a software component of Presto! by Newsoft Technology Company.
This print spooler allows for printing to a virtual device that results in a PDF file. As long as the process is running, any application with print capability will be able to "print" to the Newsoft PDF document. What this means is that instead of physically printing, the file in question will be converted to a full PDF. Incorporated in 1987, Newsoft focuses primarily on digital documentation and office digitalization.

WrtProc stands for Write Process

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 WrtProc.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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WrtProc.exe file information

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

The process known as NsWrtProc Microsoft Base Clase Application belongs to software NsWrtProc Application by NewSoft Technology ( or Newsoft Technology Company (

Description: WrtProc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WrtProc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,576 bytes (96% of all occurrences), 30,544 bytes, 54,616 bytes, 30,800 bytes or 55,192 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. WrtProc.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify WrtProc.exe related errors

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

No Windows system file/ cannot run in DOS mode/ written in Chinese (PRC)/ no company branding. Picked as potential threat by Security Task Manager in conjunction with WrtMon (57 -64 rating)
  Roy Lee  
Laut Microsoft-Forum gehört diese Datei zu einem Canon-Scanner. Dies macht Sinn, da ich diesen Scanner habe und das Installationsdatum des Druckers identisch ist mit dem dieser Datei.
  CasaLevi   (further information)
Required file for a printer driver. Also may be installed by Presto PageManager software supplied with Canon scanners, in order to print to a PDF file.
  Mike   (further information)
This file along with WRTMON.EXE were installed with my cannon all in one printer. When they are disabled, the Network Scanning service does not work, so they are essential for use of the scanner portion of the printer when using network scanning. (possible always, I only use network) Installed the cannon printer software on 3 machines and all had a fresh copy of wrtproc.exe.
  Tye C.  
Korrekt: Drucker-Treiber. Kann man getrost im Ordner löschen, wenn man den Druckertyp gewchselt hat. ;) Datei löscht sich nicht automatisch bei der Drucker Deinstallation. Die Datei WrtMon gehört ebenso zum Canon-Paket.
  Bala Balinga  
Wird auch von Lexmark Scan-Center installiert
  Helge K.  
Gehört zu meinem Canon Lide90 Scanner. Is a part of scanning software
Makes sense that it's printer software. I have a canon printer and Presto page manager.

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Summary: Average user rating of WrtProc.exe: based on 7 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think WrtProc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WrtProc issues

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