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What’s vsls-agent.exe (Visual Studio Live Share Agent)? Is it safe or a virus?

vsls-agent.exe is a file associated with Microsoft's Visual Studio Live Share, a collaboration tool that allows developers to work together in real-time on the same codebase regardless of their physical location.

The vsls-agent.exe process is responsible for managing the communication between different instances of Visual Studio Live Share and allowing the exchange of data and collaboration features.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes vsls-agent.exe (Visual Studio Live Share Agent)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of vsls-agent.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is vsls-agent.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the vsls-agent.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find vsls-agent.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 8, 2024

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