What is WsAudio_DeviceS(1)?

WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys file information

The process known as Wondershare Virtual Audio Device belongs to software Virtual Audio driver by Wondershare.

Description: WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 25,704 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 16,640 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys 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.


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Best practices for resolving WsAudio_DeviceS(1) issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WsAudio_DeviceS(1). 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 WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys 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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