How to remove the wsa32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify wsa32.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Spyware.BEverywhere, and Microsoft identifies it as MonitoringTool:Win32/BossEveryware or Trojan:Win32/Aegrus.

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Wsa32.exe file information

The process belongs to software Boss Everyware or HASP Device Drivers by Alexander Jmerik.

Description: Wsa32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wsa32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 646,656 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 431,616 bytes or 404,484 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Wsa32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with wsa32.exe, you may also uninstall the software Boss Everyware or HASP Device Drivers using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify wsa32.exe related errors

Important: You should check the wsa32.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

This is the monitor exe from "Boss Everywhere" which trace the keyboard and IE history, also working with "Bewldr32.exe"
It eats up RAM and memory usage like crazy, also slows down internet speeds, hard to disable

Summary: Average user rating of wsa32.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks wsa32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks wsa32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving wsa32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wsa32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wsa32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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