How to Remove Tscd_win32.exe Application Error

The tcsd_win32.exe process belongs to NTRU Cryptosystems. NTRU Cryptosystems is a vendor for cryptographic tools. Trusted Computing Platform (TCP) is one of their products. The full name for this executable file is NTRU Hybrid TSS v1.05 TCSD. This program is used for biometric fingerprint scanner software that is usually shipped with the Embassy Trust Suite by Wave.

The following is one of the common problems that you may experience related to this file, especially if you are using a Dell laptop shipped with TCP and the Embassy Trust Suite:

"Tcsd_win32.exe encountered a problem and needed to close."

This problem is not limited to Dell laptops. The issue with the application error can also apply to other computer brands.

Cause of the Error

This error message is displayed when one of the TCP modules fails during system startup.

Resolution Method

To resolve this issue, it is best to either uninstall the software related to tscd_win32.exe or disable the process from loading at system startup. Let us have a look at the methods that you can use.

Method 1 – For Dell users -Uninstall Dell Embassy Trust Suite

  1. Open Control Panel and select Add Remove Programs.
  2. In the Currently installed programs list, search for and select Dell Embassy Trust Suite and then select Remove.
  3. Follow the instructions in the uninstall wizard to remove the software.
  4. Reboot your PC.

Method 2 – Disable Tscd_win32.exe from Startup and Remove the NRTU Folder

  1. Click on Start and select Run.
  2. Type msconfig then press Enter to open the System Configuration Utility.
  3. On the Startup tab, locate tscd_win32.exe.
  4. Clear the tscd_win32.exe checkbox to disable the process.
  5. Exit and reboot your PC.
  6. When the system restarts, navigate to the C:\Program Files folder.
  7. Locate and delete the NRTU folder.
  8. Also, open the System Configuration Utility again to ensure the tscd_win32.exe is either disabled or is not present in the Startup programs.

Method 3 – Remove Tscd_win32.exe Using your Antivirus Utility

  1. Click on Start and select Run.
  2. Type msconfig then press Enter to open the System Configuration Utility.
  3. On the Startup tab, locate tscd_win32.exe.
  4. Clear the tscd_win32.exe checkbox to disable the process.
  5. Exit and reboot your PC.
  6. Update your antivirus utility.
  7. Reboot the PC in Safe Mode.
  8. Scan your system with the updated antivirus program.
  9. Delete any tscd_win32 entry that the program detects.

This method is useful when the Tscd_win32.exe file on your PC is not legitimate, but a file camouflaged by a malware. To prevent such files from infiltrating your PC, it is essential that you regularly scan and clean your PC with the help of good antivirus and antispyware tools. It is also recommended that you use a good registry tool, such as PC Health Boost to scan and clean the registry in order to prevent any errors caused by a damaged or corrupt registry.