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WRSA.exe is a process associated with Webroot SecureAnywhere, an antivirus software developed by Webroot. The WRSA.exe file is the executable file for the Webroot SecureAnywhere program. It is responsible for launching the antivirus program and running its necessary processes in the background to protect the computer from viruses, malware, and other online threats.
The program continuously monitors the system for any suspicious activities and takes action to quarantine or remove any detected threats.
(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)
We’ve found Webroot should be the publisher of WRSA.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.
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.
Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the WRSA.exe process is safe or malware.
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