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What is wscript.exe? Windows Script Host

Vendor:      Microsoft Corporation
Product:     Script Host
Vendor Website:      http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9bbdkx3k.aspx
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: WScript.exe - Runs scripts based on Microsoft Windows Script Host (WSH). No essential part of Windows depends on WSH, and normally no scripts should be running. If your results show a script is constantly running you should investigate to ensure that it is not a virus.

wscript.exe uses excessive system and memory resources with no corresponding benefit. Applications such as these should be disabled to improve overall system performance.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 0.04%
Average CPU use for this program: 1%
Average RAM for this program: 6 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
wscript.exe

MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0xcea8f7e45b7b098f5fb085bb6a6a4432 4/17/2015 1:47:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 152 KB
2 Status 0x3adce7346e279c8e7adec5f2428385c6 2/9/2015 12:49:00 AM Unknown 5.6.0.8820 Windows Script Host 112 KB
3 Status 0x549fa98184d34da75d84f9914be2defb 2/7/2015 7:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 152 KB
4 Status 0xd1ab72db2bedd2f255d35da3da0d4b16 1/14/2015 1:15:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 138 KB
5 Status 0xa05436d8b64417e0ca7f5f757c802386 11/8/2014 10:26:00 PM Unknown 5.7.0.6000 Windows Script Host 132 KB
6 Status 0x1259e03dcd5f265b23db738fb075df8c 10/8/2014 6:16:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 152 KB
7 Status 0x592fb8ae80cb973a886e267e49f0f8c8 10/6/2014 4:29:00 PM Unknown 5.6.0.6626 Windows Script Host 116 KB
8 Status 0x3e235d5e9093b8bac47d9c8b124ea16c 8/23/2014 2:05:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 152 KB
9 Status 0xbe4bebd6c303a53d4494fd6d481595ac 4/22/2011 4:05:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 168 KB
10 Status 0x26380e1e200e899d46695700f257b822 4/6/2011 7:49:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 112 KB
11 Status 0x518466bed4f50b1bad32475e756ca748 12/20/2010 3:18:00 PM Unknown 5.7.0.6000 Windows Script Host 152 KB
12 Status 0xf5aff05c4b08ef753084d19690cfb5f3 11/4/2010 2:56:00 PM Unknown 5.6.0.8825 Windows Script Host 112 KB
13 Status 0xff1ebcb747d4771c46dfb8c73cf4e632 8/11/2010 10:36:00 PM Unknown 5.6.0.6626 Windows Script Host 116 KB
14 Status 0xc8d7e04c25594f498922437a9824d0db 5/24/2010 8:08:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 152 KB
15 Status 0x4106312147bb48e089c2374dc17228c0 5/23/2010 5:39:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 204 KB
16 Status 0x835297c8379c2038bee940460c4c5b0c 5/22/2010 9:20:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 160 KB
17 Status 0x202490672e17761a11ce669b974ef6d2 5/20/2010 4:06:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 148 KB
18 Status 0xef0de7f54b21e98d22ecf2aeb49e0d96 4/15/2010 2:35:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 124 KB
19 Status 0xe36829e6f5389b5d568d56c7373286c9 4/1/2010 11:18:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 216 KB
20 Status 0xba4f78491a7e079fa05badec8836b8b1 3/29/2010 7:52:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 172 KB
21 Status 0x420f015e466d39855a393a622c522f2d 3/15/2010 1:04:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 160 KB
22 Status 0x1f5f4ed481002a3cfcbae4946e0e8e23 2/11/2010 4:53:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 436 KB
23 Status 0xdc3cc9bb16e6c8401e640914a4c9fac5 1/9/2010 6:53:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 152 KB
24 Status 0x1122ce3a5700520bc6c3cde8fe477a53 1/4/2010 1:48:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 138 KB
25 Status 0x1d57f948bd2fa464137165329877732b 12/28/2009 10:00:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Script Host 152 KB



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