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No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

15.4.5722.2 75.81%
15.4.5722.2 23.97%
15.4.5722.2 0.22%
(Note, Microsoft Corporation publishes each variation of this file with the same version, but the hashes are unique.)

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Parent process
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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
SetServiceStatus, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegSetValueExW, LogonUserW, RegCloseKey, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerExW
kernel32.dll
GetLastError, lstrlenW, CloseHandle, SetEvent, GetSystemTime, GetComputerNameW, CreateEventW, CreateDirectoryW, WaitForSingleObject, CreateIoCompletionPort, HeapSetInformation, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetCurrentThreadId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetModuleHandleA, RtlUnwind, OutputDebugStringA, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter
logging.dll
LoggingInit, LoggingGetCore
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
rdpcorewlc.dll
RDPAPI_CreateInstance
wtsapi32.dll
WTSQuerySessionInformationW, WTSFreeMemory

wlcrasvc.exe

Windows Live Mesh by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove wlcrasvc.exe
Version:   15.4.5722.2
MD5:   06c8fa1cf39de6a735b54d906ba791c6
SHA1:   31a5c688e5b3170b8fa644ba7744f95c0053330f
SHA256:   d8fec7de227781cda876904701b2aa995268f74dcd6cb34aa0296c557fc283b6

What is wlcrasvc.exe?

With the remote connections feature in Windows Live Mesh, you can work on your computer from a computer in another location. For example, you can connect from your work computer to your home computer and access all of your programs and files as if you were in front of your computer at home. Before you can connect to a computer remotely, you need to allow remote connections to it in Windows Live Mesh. All remote connections are encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

About wlcrasvc.exe (from Microsoft Corporation)

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DetailsDetails

File name:wlcrasvc.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Live Mesh
Description:Windows Live Mesh Remote Desktop Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows live\mesh\wlcrasvc.exe
Original name:Windows Live Mesh Remote Desktop Service
File version:15.4.5722.2
Size:55.84 KB (57,184 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, December 7, 2009
Expiration date:Monday, March 7, 2011
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.218900
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
.NET CLR:Yes
.NET NGENed:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
10% remove
Windows Live Essentials is a suite of freeware applications by Microsoft that aims to offer integrated and bundled e-mail, instant messaging, photo-sharing, blog publishing, and security services. Essentials programs are designed to integrate well with each other, with Microsoft Windows, and with other Microsoft web-based services such as SkyDrive and Outlook.com, so that they operate as a seamless whole.
Microsoft Corporation
9% remove
Windows Live "is a way to extend the Windows user experience". Windows Vista provides a link in its user interface to download Windows Live Messenger, and Windows 7 saw the removal of applications such as Windows Mail, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker and replaced with the Windows Essentials suite, a software package that allows the downloading and installation of similar offerings from Windows Live. Windows Live offers int...
Microsoft Corporation
8% remove
Windows Live is the former collective brand name for a set of services and software products from Microsoft; part of their software plus services platform. A majority of these services are Web applications, accessible from a browser, but there are also client-side binary applications that require installation. There are three ways in which Windows Live services are offered: Windows Essentials applications, web services, and mobile servi...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'wlcrasvc' (Windows Live Mesh remote connections service)
  • 'wlcrasvc'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00073389%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00016528%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00056861%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:1,961 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:384,033/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:26.44 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):9.85 MB
Private (minimum):3.66 MB
Non-paged memory:26.44 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:95.94 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):97.79 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:5 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):11.66 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:21,946/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O write transfer:9.73 KB/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:116 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:5/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:15
12
Handles:216
600

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\windows live\mesh\wlcrasvc.exe"
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:wlcrasvc
Display name:Windows Live Mesh remote connections service
Type:Win32OwnProcess
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
commengine.dll
Total CPU:0.00180449%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00115397%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00065052%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:132,390/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:1/sec
79/sec
Memory:196 KB
1.16 MB
RDPCOREWLC.dll
Total CPU:0.00160089%
Kernel CPU:0.00077302%
User CPU:0.00082787%
CPU cycles:353,409/sec
Context switches:9/sec
Memory:22.15 MB
encoders.dll
Total CPU:0.00028093%
Kernel CPU:0.00021394%
User CPU:0.00006698%
CPU cycles:6,029/sec
Memory:136 KB
wlcrasvc.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00012458%
Kernel CPU:0.00009645%
User CPU:0.00002813%
CPU cycles:2,692/sec
Memory:64 KB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00004823%
Kernel CPU:0.00004823%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:3,996/sec
Memory:1.66 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 63.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 7.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.00%
Windows 7 Starter 2.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.00%
Windows 8 Pro 2.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium N 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 51.00% of Windows Live Mesh.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 18.97%
Toshiba 18.62%
ASUS 13.10%
Acer 10.00%
Sony 8.97%
Lenovo 4.14%
Samsung 1.72%
NEC 1.38%
GIGABYTE 1.03%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Medion 0.69%
Sahara 0.34%
Packard Bell 0.34%
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