What is wsaccsvc.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 wsaccsvc.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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Wsaccsvc.exe file information

More precise details about what the process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Wsaccsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file wsaccsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 131,072 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 122,880 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The wsaccsvc.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify wsaccsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wsaccsvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the wsaccsvc.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

Registry repair program shows this under HKLM\Software\GIANT\Antispy. GIANT is maker of security software. Recently acquired by MS. It is possible that MS Antispyware relies on this as well as wsaccsmp. however lack of description or certificate is worrisome.
error message in windows
  David Robles  
It runs with novell services for some particular pc's. This might mean it is used as a helper file for novell services. It is directly attached to system logon services so ending it results in the logon service reloading watcher   (further information)
Teil des Novell Produktes Secure Login
  H. Hirsch  
It is listed in services as the Novell Secure Workstation service. Secure Workstation doesn't work if you remove the file.
  Ken McLeod  
novell services runs on my pc and this error pops up occasionally-assume it is novell related

Summary: Average user rating of wsaccsvc.exe: based on 5 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think wsaccsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving wsaccsvc issues

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