~ws3.tmp is a temporary file, stored in the Temp folder, which may also run through the Windows registry. It is picked up as malicious by some anti-virus programs but not by others. Many people have reported extensive problems when trying to remove the file.
Sometimes, this difficulty can mean that a file is an important part of Windows’ functionality. This is less likely to be true in the case of ~ws3.tmp and other temporary files, as these types of files are not designed to remain permanently on a computer.
In any case, leftover files can severely slow down a registry. Temporary files that have remained too long, as well as other process files that are out of date (due to upgrades or uninstalls) can cause the registry to slow down and run Windows at a snail’s pace. You can use a free scan from ZookaWare PC Cleaner to determine which files are slowing your computer down and need to be removed or healed.