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
If you want a detailed security rating about your astsrv.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
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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