What is mwaser.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mwaser.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mwaser.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mwaser
Mwaser.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as eScan Agent Service Controller or MWAgent Service belongs to software eScan for Windows or eScan by MicroWorld Technologies (

Description: Mwaser.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mwaser.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—mainly C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\MicroWorld\Agent\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 858,632 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 414,208 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The process is the service "MWAgent": MicroWorld Agent Service.
The program is not visible. The mwaser.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Mwaser.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

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If mwaser.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 422,408 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 856,072 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The mwaser.exe file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Mwaser.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mwaser.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mwaser.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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Summary: Average user rating of mwaser.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks mwaser.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving mwaser issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mwaser. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mwaser.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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