How to remove the wscsvc32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify wscsvc32.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse or Trojan.FakeAV, and Microsoft identifies it as Rogue:Win32/FakeCog or Trojan:Win32/FakeCog.

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Wscsvc32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wscsvc32
Wscsvc32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Windows Security Center belongs to software unknown by Microsoft (

Description: Wscsvc32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The wscsvc32.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 560,128 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 559,104 bytes, 527,360 bytes, 950,272 bytes or 526,848 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is a file with no information about its developer. The wscsvc32.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has a visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the wscsvc32.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

wscsvc32.exe is accosiated with Trojan.FraudPack
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Summary: Average user rating of wscsvc32.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks wscsvc32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving wscsvc32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wscsvc32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wscsvc32.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.

Other processes

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