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Process name: LicCtrl Service

Product: LicCtrl Service

Company: runservice.exe

File: runservice.exe


This generic sounding process is actually a specific component of an electronic licensing system called eLicense, by ViaTech Technologies. As with other similar licensing or copyright protection schemes, the process itself is not important to the end user, but if it is running, its presence is required by whatever program it is integrated with.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/runservice.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of runservice.exe: based on 16 votes. Read also the 12 reviews.

  • 2252 users ask for this file. 9 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 3 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about runservice.exe:
Viatech - it manages your programs that you purchsed using e-licensing dnic
licensing system incorporated with some software and games. Kenth Andersson
eLicense Software. Programs bundled with eLicense will not run without runservice.exe.
runservice.exe is a part of the eLicense licensing system incorporated with common software and games. This process should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. Author: ViaTech Technologies - Part Of: eLicense licensing system - jedithief
eLicense stuffs up your system
Loads if ELIC is installed in your Control Panel - some program comes with a 30 day trial, and a way to license them, this sometimes will install ELIC in your Control Panel - you can remove it.  See also: Link Daniel Dixon
Not dangerous
Licensing component. I've tried and uninstalled Winspace program that came with eLicense. runservice still eats up resources. Bad job. Snider
eLicense software. If this program bugs you, here's what you can do to disable it: First go to your Services (Start Run services.msc) and look for "LicCtrl Service." Double click on it, Stop it and change it from Automatic to Disable. Done. If certain programs won't run all of a sudden, you may want to enable it to Manual instead. Good Luck! eLicense Guru
Spyware Alex
IRCBOT.BK can mask itself as runservice.exe  See also: Link Eric
Have no games or had any games. Except those as installed with windows xp os. Which were uninstalled after xp os install. Though I doubt were ViaTech Technologies, only microsft. Yet still had this licCtrl Service so maybe is now being used as trojan, malware etc. Remove it by stopping the service using os services manager (Start Run services.msc). Stop and deactivate the service. NExt delete all LicCtl Service entries in registry for the service HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services and same for any other HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet 00#\Services\LicCtrl Service :note # which denotes any number for each ControlSet in registry Once done restart the computer and then delete all mmfs.sys out of /system32/ including those mmfs (number).sys Also \Windows\mmfs.dll Now all should be good. But maybe some game doesn't run for any update patch. Who cares go to the game site and download it instead. Better to do this than have it where could be trojan, malware, spyware, virus or other similar. Rating dangerous as it can be dangerous without user knowing it to be so. This is bad for any games company to run such service or have such files on end user pc. Offer you updates by user visiting the site no other way. Beware Of mmfs.sys, dll, LicCtrl Service

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