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Program info

Estimated safety rating


gwctlsrv.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if gwctlsrv.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend yourself against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\GlassWire\GWCtlSrv.exe

Usually, the default name and directory where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\GlassWire\GWCtlSrv.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 81d016efe63d100d6fb8581feb188b14.

Is running as a service


This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful functions to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire power of modern PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 GlassWire Control Service

The description written in the file is GlassWire Control Service.

File version


File version 1.2.1073.0.


 SecureMix LLC

Maker SecureMix LLC.


 (?) 2016 SecureMix LLC

Copyright notice (?) 2016 SecureMix LLC.

Is an encrypted file


The code of this exe appears to have been compressed or obfuscated so it can not be quickly cracked.

Digitally signed


gwctlsrv.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from gwctlsrv.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.

Certifier name


Digital certificate name: GlassWire

Issuer name

 Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA

Certificate's issuer name: Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.