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Program info

Estimated safety rating


gwctlsrv.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if gwctlsrv.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

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

Usually, the default filename and folder 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 388dc32da6c935e01c48528691334fd1.

Is running as a service


This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Accepts incoming connections


gwctlsrv.exe appears to act as a net server. This means other programs can probably create connections to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some situations it can facilitate a security breach. We recommend looking at this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs in 32-bit mode. It does not exploit the entire set of features of nowadays' computer 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 stored in the exe is GlassWire Control Service.

File version

File version stored as a property


 SecureMix LLC

Producer SecureMix LLC.


 (С) 2015 SecureMix LLC

Intellectual property rights notice (С) 2015 SecureMix LLC.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


gwctlsrv.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


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

Certifier name


Digitally signed by: GlassWire

Issuer name

 Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA

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

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.