wsappx - Is wsappx trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is wsappx?
Purpose of wsappx:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. wsappx

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
wsappx is a file which runs as a service and most likely it arrived as preinstalled sofware on your computer. You may also see this file appear in your system processes to run in the background occasionally. The actual folder location is shown below so you can verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Sometimes the spyware or virus writers simply place a similiar or same named file elsewhere on your computer hoping to fool you into thinking the rogue software is a good software module instead. This wsappx process is from Microsoft and its part of the Windows store. This normally only appears for a short time then shuts down, but it didn't hurt anything when I terminated this task. This file is considered a safe file, and it is not known to be related to any spyware, adware or virus related installations. If you go to the services section of your control panel, you will see it listed there as WIndows Store Service (WSService). Note that this executes as part of svchost.exe and runs as wsappx service as it then shows in your tasklist. Visit wsappx for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the wsappx location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found running on your computer as C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k wsappx


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, wsappx may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. wsappx can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is wsappx spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove wsappx?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    wsappx is a file which runs as a service and most likely it arrived as preinstalled sofware on your computer. You may also see this file appear in your system processes to run in the background occasionally. The actual folder location is shown below so you can verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Sometimes the spyware or virus writers simply place a similiar or same named file elsewhere on your computer hoping to fool you into thinking the rogue software is a good software module instead. This wsappx process is from Microsoft and its part of the Windows store. This normally only appears for a short time then shuts down, but it didn't hurt anything when I terminated this task. This file is considered a safe file, and it is not known to be related to any spyware, adware or virus related installations. If you go to the services section of your control panel, you will see it listed there as WIndows Store Service (WSService). Note that this executes as part of svchost.exe and runs as wsappx service as it then shows in your tasklist. This file will be found running on your computer as C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k wsappx Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.