What is WSS.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 WSS.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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WSS.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WSS
WSS.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WSS2007 Application belongs to software WSS2007 or Winferno Subscription Service by Capital Intellect (

Description: WSS.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WSS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 126,976 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 139,264 bytes or 132,488 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. WSS.exe is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WSS.exe. Therefore, you should check the WSS.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

In task manager which is slower down my pc
  David Johns  
invasor. Atualizei Windows 7 para o Windows 10 e o WSS.exe veio junto
  dora pelissari  
invader. Updated Windows 7 to Windows 10 and WSS.exe came
  dora pelissari  

Summary: Average user rating of WSS.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users think WSS.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving WSS issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WSS. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the WSS.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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