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

what is wsappx?
Purpose of wsappx:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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


  • Is wsappx spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is wsappx considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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