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What’s PerceptionSimulationService.exe (Windows Perception Simulation Service)? Is it safe or a virus?

PerceptionSimulationService.exe is a process related to Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality, which is a platform for immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences. The official Microsoft website says that this .exe "enables spatial perception simulation, virtual camera management and spatial input simulation."

The program is responsible for simulating sensor data for testing and development purposes, allowing developers to simulate different scenarios and interactions with virtual objects in a mixed-reality environment. This service enables 3D perception and interaction in virtual and augmented reality applications, providing a more realistic and accurate simulation of real-world interactions.

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

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find PerceptionSimulationService.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior

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Who makes PerceptionSimulationService.exe (Windows Perception Simulation Service)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of PerceptionSimulationService.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.

Last updated: March 13, 2024

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