What is wservice.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 wservice.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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Wservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wservice
Wservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Tablet Client Driver belongs to software Tablet Driver for Win2000 or CCleaner by Tablet Driver ( or Piriform (

Description: Wservice.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wservice.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,672 bytes (67% of all occurrences), 40,960 bytes, 5,280 bytes, 8,192 bytes or 5,264 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, RunOnce). Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If wservice.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 280,576 bytes. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, RunOnce). Wservice.exe is not a Windows system file. Wservice.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wservice.exe, for example Backdoor.Prorat (detected by Symantec), and TrojanProxy:Win32/Prorat.gen!A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the wservice.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

Looks like it might belong to my UC-Logic Digitiser Tablet WP5540
It appears to have been installed when I installed a UC Logic 3D graphics tablet
  Nigel Patience   (further information)
when i loock on the msconfig i saw this name on startup but when i searched for this file i can't see
Removing it only removed the useless clutter from my taskbar. My UC-Logic Tablet works just fine. Disabled in Run dxdiag startup uncheck Wservice.exe.
is for manhattan graphics tablet
Same as above
It's there since i installed a UC logic (target) pentablet
  Ron Versteeg  
It was running on a system that had no tablet display, along with a process called syspools.exe, they were both were executing the virus and utilizing 99% resources. Do a virus scan, stop the processes, find the files and delete them.
  Jim A.  
28672 size, I have Genius MousePen, so it's likely a related driver.
Now I've seen another link at the same site hat confirms the WService as a valid program. The catch seems to be the uppercase athe the first letters in the good file. the bad file is called wservice, all lower case, and it is described different: updater, or something. So you gotta see which one is yours.
  Guilherme   (further information)
It is also used with Genius digitizers
  Alex   (further information)
I have a Genius tablet so it probably belongs to it.
This is utility druver for Genius cordless pen tablet
Genius tablet
I also have the genius tablet and see WService.exe running

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of wservice.exe: based on 13 votes with 15 user comments. 2 users think wservice.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks wservice.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade wservice.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving wservice issues

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