How to remove the wsctf virus

Most antivirus programs identify wsctf.exe as malware.

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Wsctf.exe file information

There is no information about the producer in the wsctf.exe process.

Description: Wsctf.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wsctf.exe is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. Note: File does not exist any longer. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify wsctf.exe related errors

Important: You should check the wsctf.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

Google it, its a Trojan
Pure trojan, opens ports and gets your pc cranky
It's part of JAMPORK.E WORM

Summary: Average user rating of wsctf.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks wsctf.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think wsctf.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving wsctf issues

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