What is astsrv.exe? Is astsrv.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix astsrv.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your astsrv process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair astsrv.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: Nalpeiron Highend Service or A.S.T Highend Service

Product: Nalpeiron License Management or A.S.T Copy Protection

Company: Nalpeiron (nalpeiron.com) or Advanced Software Technologies

File: astsrv.exe


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of astsrv.exe: based on 16 votes. Read also the 15 reviews.

  • 3350 users ask for this file. 8 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about astsrv.exe:
Software licensing service for Alien Skin Adobe Photoshop plugins, needed for on-line activation  See also: Link Dogmeat
Activation licensing scheme used in some new plugins such as AlienSkin products Bokeh / Blow Up 2.0+ . Is necessary for these plugins to function correctly.  See also: Link Alex L.
ASTSRV.EXE installs with a Photoshop plug in named AlienSkin-Bokeh. The service can be enabled/disabled in the XP Controll Pan.  See also: Link Fred H
The digital signature under its properties says its from Nitro PDF 645
It belongs to the Nalpeiron Licensing Service bcd3m0n
Part of the Nitro PDF Professional 6 installation package.  See also: Link Pmiddy
It is NOT dangerous at all, it's a licensing component for software  See also: Link Jon Gillespie-Brown
Needed for Photoshop Plugins Phillip Meister
Part of Nalpeiron Licensing Service - no danger at all chris101010
You need it for Visual Link Spanish to work so do not disable the service or you won't be able to run the program. frank
Installed with MetaStock MJR
Installed as part of Goverlan v6 4cAtS
Mine is for OnOne Plug-ins for Photoshop, and is Nalpeiron Licensing Service, called AST in Windows XP services, and should be enabled for those Plug-ins to work.
Nalpeiron Licensing Service
It is installed with many products for copyright protection purpose, for example Metastock, Nitro PDF Pro etc... If removed or disable, these software will fail to run or request a original installation disk to reinstate the licensing service. Andy

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