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.)



Windows Live Mesh by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove wlcrasvc.exe


There are 3 versions of wlcrasvc.exe in the wild, the latest version being 15.4.5722.2. It is started as a Windows Service called 'Windows Live Mesh remote connections service' with the name 'wlcrasvc'. In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 417.84 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Microsoft Corporation by Microsoft Corporation. The programs Windows Live Essentials, Windows Live and Windows Live Remote Service have been observed as installing specific variations of wlcrasvc.exe. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0012% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 26.43 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 0 Bytes per minute for reads and 6.49 KB per minute for writes.

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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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
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, December 7, 2009
Expiration date:Monday, March 7, 2011
Windows Service
Service name:wlcrasvc
Display name:Windows Live Mesh remote connections service

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Windows Live Mesh.)
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. Ess...
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 suc...
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 applica...
Microsoft Corporation
9% 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 applica...
Microsoft Corporation
7% remove
Remote Service is part of the Windows Live Essentials suite of applications, is primarily a tool for keeping your files, folders and bookmarks synchronized between multiple machines and Microsoft's ow...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of wlcrasvc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'wlcrasvc' (Windows Live Mesh remote connections service)
  • 'wlcrasvc'

VersionsAll file variations of wlcrasvc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
06c8fa1cf39de6a735b54d906ba791c6 31a5c688e5b3170b8fa644ba7744f95c0053330f 55.84 KB
6067acef367e79914af628fa1e9b5330 7ab1d97231aeb75bba9c962822a767c5dc7dce7a 49.84 KB
a498efa1cb3e0ac31a14189fdacdf714 8bd52705da95201a46295494897e6158c14d421c 1.12 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.25%
Windows Vista Home Premium 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.75%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.25%
Windows 8 Pro 2.50%
Windows 7 Starter 2.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.75%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium N 0.25%
Windows Vista Business 0.25%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 51.52% of Windows Live Mesh.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 21.32%
Toshiba 18.95%
Dell 17.89%
ASUS 13.16%
Acer 10.26%
Sony 8.42%
Lenovo 4.21%
Samsung 1.58%
NEC 1.05%
American Megatrends 0.53%
Medion 0.53%
Gateway 0.53%
Sahara 0.26%
Packard Bell 0.26%
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