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ERAS Connector

What is ERAS Connector?  (from Wave Systems)

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ERAS Connector is a software program developed by Wave Systems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 9.72 MB (10,197,128 bytes). The installed file ClientSoftwareUpdate.Client.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 87% of users of ERAS Connector come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wave.com/products/embassy-remote-administration-server-self-encrypting-drives
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\RemoteManagement\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{ABDE2329-80C7-4089-BC88-065905F20AD4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ERAS Connector

  • ClientSoftwareUpdate.Client.dll - EMBASSY Remote Administration Server (ClientSoftwareUpdate.Client)
  • GetHostInfo.exe - Eras Enroller
  • Wave.Eras.Data.Enrollment.dll - Wave.Eras.Data.Enrollment
  • WSCAA.dll - WSCEAA
  • wsceaa.exe
  • WSCEAAUpdate.exe
  • Wave.dll - EMBASSY Common Components (Wave Common Library.)
  • WaveEvt.dll - Wave Client Software (Wave Event Message file)
  • ERASConnectorConfigUtil.exe - ERASConnector
  • ETBIService.exe - ETBI Service
  • BIOSWMIProvider.dll - ERAS Client (BIOS WMI Provider (64-bit version) for Embassy Remote Administration Server)
  • CVWmiProvider.dll - CV WMI Provider (64-bit version) for Embassy Remote Administration Server
  • ErasWmiProvider.dll - TPM WMI Provider (64-bit version) for Embassy Remote Administration Server
  • ETBINotify.exe - ETBI Notify
  • PdWmiProvider.dll - PD Connector WMI Provider (64-bit version) for Embassy Remote Administration Server
  • WMISecurity_txm.exe - WMISecurity
  • ServiceModelEx.dll (by IDesign) - ServiceModelEx
  • MWTS.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wsceaa.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WSCEAA' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • wsceaa.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WSCEAA.
  • ETBIService.exe runs as a service named 'ETBIService' (ETBIService) "Manages ERAS server. Wave Systems Corp.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ETBINotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AutoRunForERASConnectorTrayApp' which loads as C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\RemoteManagement\ETBINotify.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • wsceaa.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\RemoteManagement\WSCeaa.exC: WSCeaa'.
  • ETBINotify.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\RemoteManagement\ETBINotify.exC: ETBINotify'.

How do I remove ERAS Connector?

Quickly and completely remove ERAS Connector from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ERAS Connector from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ERAS Connector, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ERAS Connector.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

86.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.96%
  France 4.35%
  Switzerland 4.35%
  India 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 70.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Acer 10.00%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 22.22%
LENOVO 4180FR2 11.11%
LENOVO 23491J1 11.11%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 11.11%
Dell Latitude E6430 11.11%
Dell Latitude E6410 11.11%


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