What is this 'wnscpsv.exe' that keeps attempting to access the internet


A program called - wnscpsv.exe - is continually attempting to access the internet without prompting from a user. What is this program and what is it attempting to do??

Background -

With Win XP, I have McAfee Virus Scan and Firewall running which is intercepting and notifying me of the attempted access, which then, I deny the access.

The program is located in " C:\Windows\System32 " and was installed yesterday (6/1/04) while I was on the internet. I did not install the program nor have I had any updates from MicroSoft or McAfee on that date.

I have also run the virus scan check with no hits and also ran the Ad-aware 6.0 (which was recommended by one of your stores), which did not find anything either.

I attempetd to delete the program, however, the msg box stated it could not be deleted (Access denied). Any ideas?


This question was answered on June 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This website will tell you what this "wnscpsv.exe" is and how you probably got it and how to get rid of it. http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_w.htm

On this website you will find people with the same problem and how they got rid of it http://www.psychicfred.com/clickspring.htm

Good Luck! Hope I was helpful

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Posted by Ezequiel of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 2, 2004