What is Wrsa.exe and Why Is It Running on My Computer?

Wrsa.exe (Webroot SecureAnywhere) is an executable file associated with Webroot SecureAnywhere, a well-known antivirus software that offers real-time protection against malware, web filtering, and email security threats. It is a completely legitimate file located in the application directory and is essential for launching Webroot SecureAnywhere.

Users may encounter various issues with wrsa.exe, such as high CPU usage, error messages, or unexpected crashes., this guide will help you resolve them.

1. Reinstall wrsa.exe

A proven method to fix issues related to wrsa.exe is to reinstall Webroot SecureAnywhere. This approach typically solves any problems you might be facing with the file.

  1. Right-click the Start Menu and select the Run option. This will open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl into the dialog box and press Enter to go to the Control Panel’s Programs and Features section.
  3. Right-click Webroot SecureAnywhere and select Uninstall.
  4. Once uninstalled, download and install Webroot SecureAnywhere from this official link.
  5. After installation is complete, verify whether the issue has been resolved.

2. Use an Alternative Antivirus Program

If reinstalling Webroot SecureAnywhere does not resolve the issue, consider using a different antivirus program. Alternatives like Avast or the built-in Windows Defender are reliable options. Switching to another antivirus program eliminates the need to worry about wrsa.exe, allowing you to uninstall it without any complications.

5. Run a Malware Scan

If you do not have Webroot SecureAnywhere installed, wrsa.exe might not be a legitimate file. There is a high likelihood that malware is disguising itself as the wrsa.exe file to run in the background. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you scan your PC with reliable antivirus software to remove any malware.

  1. Open the Start Menu and type Windows Security.
  2. Press Enter to open the Windows Security settings.
  3. Select Virus & Threat Protection and click Scan options.
  4. Choose Full Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  5. After the scan is complete, wrsa.exe should no longer be running in the background. If it is still running, go to Programs and Features to check if Webroot SecureAnywhere is installed.
  6. For additional security, consider using a tool like Malwarebytes for a more thorough malware scan.

If the issue persists, it’s a good idea to contact Webroot support for further help. Here are a few resources you can use:

Webroot SecureAnywhere Support Home


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

Hamza Mohammad Anwar is an intermediate JavaScript web developer with a focus on developing high-performance applications using MERN technologies. His skill set includes expertise in ReactJS, MongoDB, Express NodeJS, and other related technologies. Hamza is also a Google IT Certified professional, which highlights his competence in IT support. As an avid problem-solver, he recreates errors on his computer to troubleshoot and find solutions to various technical issues.