Should I block it?

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.)


PE structurePE file structure

Show functions
Import table
SetServiceStatus, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegSetValueExW, LogonUserW, RegCloseKey, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerExW
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
LoggingInit, LoggingGetCore
WTSQuerySessionInformationW, WTSFreeMemory


Windows Live Mesh by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove wlcrasvc.exe
Version:   15.4.5722.2
MD5:   a498efa1cb3e0ac31a14189fdacdf714
SHA1:   8bd52705da95201a46295494897e6158c14d421c

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
File version:15.4.5722.2
Size:1.12 MB (1,175,392 bytes)
Build date:9/23/2010 5:54 AM
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, December 7, 2009
Expiration date:Monday, March 7, 2011
Digital DNA
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
More details


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

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%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Medion 0.69%
Sahara 0.34%
Packard Bell 0.34%
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