What is tcserver.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 tcserver.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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Tcserver.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Tablet PC Component or 123FlashChatTomcatServer9.9 belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or 123 Flash Chat by Microsoft ( or TopCMM Software.

Description: Tcserver.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The tcserver.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 87,080 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,269,760 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Tcserver.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall 123 Flash Chat from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or look for help on the website.

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If tcserver.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 43,520 bytes. It is a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is a Microsoft signed file.

If tcserver.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 7,680 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name tcserver.exe, for example Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XX (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the tcserver.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

tcserver.exe belonging to the Microsoft Tablet PC Windows Operating System. Have a memory leak, can be fixed by update.
  Mila   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of tcserver.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks tcserver.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks tcserver.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving tcserver issues

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