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Process name: Microsoft (r) Console Based Script Host
Application using this process: Microsoft (r) Windows Script Host
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is cscript.exe doing on my computer?
cscript.exe is a Microsoft (r) Console Based Script Host from Microsoft Corporation belonging to Microsoft (r) Windows Script Host.
With Cscript.exe, you can run scripts by typing the name of a script file at the command prompt. Like Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Script Host serves as a controller of Windows Script compliant scripting engines, but Windows Script Host has very low memory requirements. Windows Script Host is ideal for both interactive and non-interactive scripting needs, such as logon scripting and administrative scripting.
Non-system processes like cscript.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.