What is wwDisp.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 wwDisp.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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WwDisp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wwDisp
WwDisp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Window Washer Client Executable or Window Washer hard disk cleaning utility belongs to software Window Washer by Webroot Software (

Description: WwDisp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WwDisp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Webroot\Washer\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,206,600 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 910,336 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows system file. The program has a visible window. WwDisp.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. WwDisp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wwDisp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wwDisp.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

Windows Washer from Webroot Software. Useful utility that deletes safe to remove files, cookies, browsing history, etc. Available via from Start - Programs. Disable within the program options - otherwise it is re-enabled in MSCONFIG
  DL McGuire - DFW TX  
listens on port 1071. Strange?
  James Stopard  
Help Speed my computer up -
  Adkins - New Orleans  
It's part of Webroot's Window Washer program but it isn't essential for Webroot to run it as a listening program on one of your ports, or for it to contact the internet except for updates

Summary: Average user rating of wwDisp.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think wwDisp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving wwDisp issues

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