What is WScript.exe?
WScript.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if WScript.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
WScript.exe file information
The process known as Microsoft ® Windows Based Script Host or Microsoft R Windows Based Script Host belongs to software Microsoft Windows Script Host or Microsoft R Windows Script Host by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: WScript.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. WScript.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 114,688 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes and 8 more variants.
The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If WScript.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 9% dangerous. The file size is 114,688 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 141,824 bytes. The program is not visible. The WScript.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.
External information from Paul Collins:
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Important: Some malware disguises itself as WScript.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WScript.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.
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