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

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


If you want a detailed security rating about your service.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/service.exe.html 

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!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of service.exe: based on 21 votes. Read also the 20 reviews.

555 users ask for this file. 6 users rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 9 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about service.exe:
"Sleepy" is a utility for scheduled shutting down of your PC.  See also: Link   Mark
This file attempts to resemble the Microsoft Windows .exe 'services.exe' in the system32 folder. I removed this file without causing harm. Also found a file named lssas.exe (Similarity to lsass.exe) in the system32 without the Microsoft signature that had been created at around the same time as service.exe.   Soulsphere
"Service" is NOT a Microsoft Cororation Program but "Services" is. Be carful not to get them confused. Service is add ware for a program that installs itself and gives you a message that runs in hidden mode, this message says: "Too many critical errors! Fix your registry now to avoid system crash and data loss." The program it wants to install is called Registry Magic. Dont use this software as it may add other add products to your computer. Download Process Explorer, its free; and kill this process. Remember... you want to kill the one that says "Service" NOT "Services"   !Parable!
PrivacyView enables users to surf for adult content without leaving traces. Much of the product runs as a background process so others with access to the user's computer will not know they installed Privacy Software. PVService runs as a background process that ensures that private files are encrypted if PrivacyView or Windows shuts down unexpectedly. Further, the service is also responsible for initiating the clean up routines for the Internet Cache. I know about this file becuase I work at PrivacyView Software, LLC. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more detail.  See also: Link   Martin Greif
This is registered to SLEEPY and is harmless  See also: Link   Steve DeLaCastro
Service.exe was installed by a registered trojan horse and continually attempted to establish an uplink with a website in the .ru top level domain. Antivirus will identify the carrier trojan, but not the service.exe daughter trojan it installs to C:\WINDOWS\System32\service.exe. Its activity is detectable by a good firewall. Remove with extreme prejudice.   Mobius
Automatically disables Windows XP's built in firewall without user intervention - close down and remove ASAP!   Gregie
got installed by Dell 3007FP LCD driver, manages the controls on the monitor   Peter Lada
Service.exe is Ad-ware - Spy-Ware Delete it now! Not to be confused with Services.exe witch is from windows   Bruno
the file service.exe sends collected information on your computer to MANY IP addresses (monstly governmental). You can verify this by running Peerguardian and watch all of the IP addresses that this program reports to. Then do ctrl-alt-delete and stop the program service.exe. Suddenly, all of the IP addresses stop in Peerguardian.   Master
My PC cannot enter my desktop, only black screen and mouse... the Isass.exe and service.exe is causing the problems... hehehe   wils
In the case of it being part of xampp, it is not a security issue unless of course you aren't protecting your web server.   A
I became this file via MSN. I think this is a virus.   Alex
It blocks windows update   Anna
There are many applications called ServiceExe out there. Most of them are not dangerous at all.  See also: Link   Matthias
Trojan.Service HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\aspnet C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\SERVICE.EXE HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_aspnet HKLM\System\ControlSet002\Services\aspnet HKLM\System\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_aspnet HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\aspnet HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_aspnet   Scott
Trojan Horse  See also: Link   Sri
it is a rootkit   Jr
tries to acess my computer through my norton antivirus only when connecting to the internet. norton blocks it each time..   earl
Lenovo Blacksilk USB Keyboard - Readme Instructions Keyboard driver version: V1.4.11.0608(Only open the CD-ROM) (c) Copyright JME, All Rights Reserved. I. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Software: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Hardware: A computer PC with USB ports. II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS To install the software for your Lenovo Blacksilk USB Keyboard, please follow below steps: 1. Turn your system on and start Windows. 2. Connect your Lenovo Blacksilk USB Keyboard to the USB port of your PC. 3. If this is the first that you connect the Lenovo Blacksilk USB Keyboard   B

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