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What is wlcrasvc.exe?

Part of Windows Live Mesh by Microsoft

What is it?

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).
Description of wlcrasvc.exe from Microsoft
With Windows Live Mesh and the Devices website, you can keep up-to-date copies of documents, photos, and other files on all of your computers, whether PC or Mac. Sync your folders to the 5 GB of free storage space you get with SkyDrive, and work your files on the web from any computer. Run programs and browse all the files on your PC from anywhere by connecting remotely. And keep your favorites in Internet Explorer and your Microsoft Office settings up to date on all of your PCs by syncing your program settings. Here's how to do all of this in Windows Live Mesh.
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How does wlcrasvc.exe run?

Service - wlcrasvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'wlcrasvc' (Windows Live Mesh remote connections service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Windows Live Mesh remote connections service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wlcrasvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wlcrasvc.exe users, 34.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wlcrasvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00088% CPU8774.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
26.4 MB RAM122.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\mesh\wlcrasvc.exe

Are there other versions of Windows Live Mesh?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wlcrasvc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live Mesh
Description: Windows Live Mesh Remote Desktop Service
Version: 15.4.5722.2
Size: 49.84 KB
Original file name: Windows Live Mesh Remote Desktop Service

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 3/7/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0026465562%
Privileged CPU: 0.0017690884%
User CPU: 0.00087746783870%
Privileged CPU time: 125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 659,681,560
CPU cycle count /min: 7,721
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 104.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 105.75 MB
Paged memory: 26.4 MB
Peak paged memory: 26.42 MB
Paged system memory: 100.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.18 KB
Working set memory: 6.95 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.78 MB
Min working set memory: 6.76 MB
Private memory: 26.4 MB
Page faults: 14,050
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 31
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 902 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 197
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 271.09 KB
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,254
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 20.62 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 280
Thread count average: 15

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\wlcrasvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Windows Live Mesh remote connections service
Service name: wlcrasvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Σας επιτρέπει να συνδεθείτε μέσω του Internet σε αυτόν τον υπολογιστή και να εργαστείτε σαν να βρισκόσασταν μπροστά του - μπορείτε να εκτελέσετε όλα τα προγράμματα και να περιηγηθείτε σε όλα τα αρχεία και τους φακέλους που βρίσκονται σε αυτόν.”

Image hashes

MD5: 6067acef367e79914af628fa1e9b5330
SHA-1: 7ab1d97231aeb75bba9c962822a767c5dc7dce7a
SHA-256: 491a705267b48c103e00b26bbd21fa8829db03a88343cbc27264cee5de8c8def

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File entropy: 6.21890
File packed: No
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