What is WTSVC.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 WTSVC.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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WTSVC.exe file information

The process contains no information about its author.

Description: WTSVC.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WTSVC.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 19,456 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 19,968 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. WTSVC.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

runs on HP media centers to control the LED display for the HP z555
  Damien   (further information)
Controls the Front Panel Display on Media Center computers - Eats CPU and hangs system
  HP Z545 owner  

Summary: Average user rating of WTSVC.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 WTSVC issues

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