Wsc_proxy.exe (Avast Remediation): How to Uninstall it

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Wsc_proxy.exe, also known as the Avast or AVG Remediation exe process, is a file that is associated with Avast and AVG antivirus software. While it is a legitimate file, many Windows users are concerned about its presence on their systems and the potential impact it may have on their computer’s performance. In this article, we will take a closer look at wsc_proxy.exe, and explore whether it is a virus, whether you should be concerned about it, and how to remove it if necessary.

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What is wsc_proxy.exe (Avast Remediation exe) process?

The wsc_proxy.exe process is a component of Avast and AVG antivirus software. When Avast or AVG antivirus software is installed on a system, the wsc_proxy.exe file is also installed and runs in the background.

It is responsible for interacting with the Windows Security Center, which helps monitor the security status of your computer. The wsc_proxy.exe process runs in the background and is essential for the proper functioning of the antivirus software.

Is wsc_proxy.exe a virus?

The wsc_proxy.exe (Avast Remediation exe) process is not a virus. It is a legitimate file that is associated with Avast and AVG antivirus software. However, like any software, it is possible for the wsc_proxy.exe process to be exploited by malware and used to carry out malicious actions. Nevertheless, there have been no recorded instances of this happening so far.

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Should I be bothered about the process?

In most cases, wsc_proxy.exe is a harmless process that runs in the background without causing any issues. However, some users have reported high CPU usage associated with the process, which can negatively impact their computer’s performance. If you are experiencing this issue, you can uninstall Avast or AVG antivirus software and try a different antivirus solution.

How to uninstall wsc_proxy.exe (Avast Remediation)?

To remove wsc_proxy.exe from your system, you will need to uninstall Avast or AVG antivirus software. If you have made the decision to discontinue using Avast or AVG, the following are the steps to uninstall it on Windows 11 or Windows 10:

  1. Right-click the Start menu icon on the taskbar and select “Apps and Features“.Start menu Apps and features
  2. Under “App list“, search for “Avast“.
  3. Click the three-dots menu icon next to Avast Antivirus and select Uninstall.Uninstall wsc_proxy.exe Avast remediation
  4. Next, select Uninstall in the Avast uninstallation window. Uninstall Avast or AVG
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation.Remove wsc_proxy.exe

Warning: Uninstalling Avast or AVG antivirus software from a Windows system can expose the computer to potential threats and infections. To ensure the continued protection of your computer, it is recommended to either have another antivirus solution in place or to make sure that the default Windows Defender is enabled and providing adequate protection. Failing to have proper protection in place can result in security vulnerabilities and potential exposure to malware and other harmful software.

What to do if wsc_proxy.exe still runs after uninstalling Avast or AVG?

If wsc_proxy.exe continues to run on your computer even after uninstalling Avast or AVG antivirus software, it is possible that there may be leftover components of the software on your system. To address this issue, it is important to thoroughly verify that the antivirus software has been completely uninstalled.

To do this, you can inspect the folder where Avast or AVG was originally installed and ensure that all remaining files have been deleted. If necessary, remove any leftover files that may still be present.

If you are unable to uninstall Avast through the standard “Apps and features” settings in Windows, you can use the Avast uninstall tool (avastclear.exe) to ensure a complete removal of the antivirus software from your computer.

Where is the location of the wsc_proxy.exe file?

The location of the wsc_proxy.exe file is typically in the “C:\Program Files (x86)\AVAST Software” folder on a 64-bit system, or in the “C:\Program Files\AVAST Software” folder on a 32-bit system. The exact location may vary depending on the version of Avast or AVG antivirus software installed on your computer and how it was installed. If you are having trouble finding the file, you can use the Windows Search function via the Start menu or File Explorer to locate it.

Final thoughts

Wsc_proxy.exe is a process that is often associated with Avast or AVG antivirus software. While it is a legitimate file, some users may experience high CPU or memory usage due to the process. If you are experiencing this issue or simply do not want the file on your computer, you can remove it by uninstalling Avast or AVG antivirus software and opt for another antivirus alternative.

Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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