What is WSCommCntr1.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 WSCommCntr1.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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WSCommCntr1.exe file information

The process known as Autodesk Communication Center belongs to software Autodesk Inventor or Autodesk Communication Center by Autodesk (

Description: WSCommCntr1.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WSCommCntr1.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 167,576 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 193,656 bytes, 173,720 bytes or 235,112 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. WSCommCntr1.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. WSCommCntr1.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Autodesk Inventor 2009 or Autodesk Inventor occur, you may also want to remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify WSCommCntr1.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WSCommCntr1.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WSCommCntr1.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

Autocad or Autodesk software
installed with 3DSmax. slows loading of program. not sure its usfullness is

Summary: Average user rating of WSCommCntr1.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving WSCommCntr1 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WSCommCntr1. 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 WSCommCntr1.exe 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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