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

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

Process name: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service

Product: IoctlSvc Application or Nero 8 Ultra Edition HD or Nero BackItUp or PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Prolific Technology (prolific.com.tw)

File: IoctlSvc.exe


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of IoctlSvc.exe: based on 22 votes. Read also the 25 reviews.

  • 1213 users ask for this file. 9 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 9 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. 6 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about IoctlSvc.exe:
Related to USB flash device driver (Corsair in my case)
It is used by Corsair Flash Voyager Utility  See also: Link Electriceyes
It stands for Input Output Control Service. It is a driver used for flash devices such as a USB drive. Country Boy
The loctlSvc.exe processes are associated with auto detection of Flash drives (to start and stop the tray utility). They have no other function associated with data transfer.
Process appeared after installing Corsair pen drive software. Jerry Whitney
installed with "backup 4 all" backup utility software shiva
Used by flash drives, USB soundcards and Nero InCD. Bobsyourunclemate
Had this file appear after installing Nero 7 Ultra Edition, Maybe used for the backitup part of nero. Viran
This process seems to run TSR following a Kingston USB Thumbdrive, even after reboot Packrat
Was installed by driver software that comes with a USB to RS-232 converter Jack Oudadabox
PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service
it is also showing up on my computer in nero backitup4 which i was unhappy with the program but has taken forever to get rid of all the remnant's of it majictouch
Installs with Nero 8 as part of Nero BackItUp 3 Essentials Jas
Appeared after hooking up removable drive and external DVD player. Agree that this seems to be only for recognizing removable media. Dan
Located in C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\ and is ver. 1.6.0.0 and 81,920 bytes
usb drive driver, corsair as well Steve
Installed with Nero8 Michal
When it runs I get "no dial tone" on my modem pawncob
good utility from 2002-03 from Prolific Technologies of Taiwan. Completely unnecessary in WinXP.  See also: Link Sam Wastle
I just installed Nero Backit up 4, & plflash just started showing up recently also. Nick
Installed with Nero8 was
when starts running pc freeze and have to turn off MK
For your USB flash driver mmkay
its useless in winxp Nero did it again, putting an exe that will eventually cause problems. It will eventually try to become the default usb device driver for all usb related processes in win7 home basic, causing system slowdowns nd freezes in certain apps. Like Norton Backup utlities using external drives larger than 500gb. The rechanges are seen by your system as part of the backup process.  See also: Link William
its block from shutdown PC Asdt

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