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Process name: Service Layer Module

Product: PC Connectivity Solution

Support: Help link [1][2]   Update link [1][2]   Uninstall tool  

Company: Nokia (nokia.com)

File: ServiceLayer.exe


A background service from Nokia, this process starts with Windows. It monitors for Nokia connections via USB or Bluetooth. When it detects a connection attempt from a Nokia mobile device, it opens up the full Nokia PC Connectivity Solution suite. A Finnish corporation, Nokia is the 247th largest company in the world by revenue.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/servicelayer.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of ServiceLayer.exe: based on 38 votes. Read also the 26 reviews.

  • 797 users ask for this file. 21 users rated it as not dangerous. 9 users rated it as not so dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about ServiceLayer.exe:
Nokia Connectivity Library support task that is needed by NCLTRAY and by the Nokia Connection Manager for either to work properly tao peng
Nokia PC Suite program, used to interface with outlook, has been crashing on my computer during sync for, as yet, unknown reason MGYVR
giving problem when PC is going to SHUTDOWN
 See also: Link mcm
Frequently goes into infinite loop following Nokia sync. Can be killed and the next sync will restart it Ed
Bluetooth Verbindung Nokia Handy servermanni
Hogs alot of my CPU. CPU spikes to 20% every 5 seconds.
crashes on my Dell laptop running Vista SonyEricsson
part of Nokia pc suite Cody
Its a Nokia PC Suite service. It hass recently been using high CPU usage and I lost most control of the mouse and keyboard. I can only use the Windows Key and move teh mouse cursor, and Task Manager freezes up. I have to shutdown using the power button to recover. And DMA mode for my DVD drive became disabled all of a sudden. It all started when I was using DVDFab to convert a DVD, then went into C:\ drive and enabled the "unhide vital(?) system files" in Folder Options. The PC just reboots when I attempt to go into XP Safe Mode. Vista still works fine though. JamesE
Can stop modem from working Ian Martin (beefian)
It is the Nokia Syncroniser, which as Ed mentioned, gets stuck in a loop when syncronising the phone messages. So its safe to end task. fireryone
takes more then 90% of CPU usage. hangs the computer. aloola
Responsible for blocking out my COM3 (error 633) i.e. modem port. Using Security Task Manager now it is in the quarantine list and the modem back in an operational state. I have used Nokia PC Connectivity Solution in the past though had no such incident. Probably some mis-setting during the installation process this time. Lots of time wasted in working out what causes the problem bearing in mind you are blocked out of the Internet. Thanx Phatasma! Andrianos
Just Downloaded latest version (November 6, 2007). New file size is 300,544 bytes (293KB) I. Overton
PCSuite Nokia shily
Using filemon from sysinternals (search on Microsoft web site) I found this process accessing the disk a huge number of times every 5 seconds presumably whilst looking for the phone. Dont know why it needs the disk to do this but its simply a waste of resource and as the PC was running slower than before I installed it I think it has to be classed as suspicious. At best it is badly written software. At worst it is a performance problem rather than dangerous. You don't actually need it for usingthe phone as a broadband connection. Just use a standard windows vpn connection. Call phone provider. David Bridge
restarts itself and about 3 other Nokia processes on my XP Pro system when shut down in Task Manager. These programs cause my bluetooth mouse to lag badly while they are running, even if Nokia PC Suite is not itself running. eloquentloser
java quick starter
Badly written process that you are forced to run at startup and if you stop it and restart it it doesn't recognize your usb phone anymore. Malcy
Needed for Nokia PC Suite but nothing else Daniel Peel
This is how to disable the ServiceLayer. If your OS is WinXP do this: Start -- Run -- type services.msc, OR, on Desktop, rightclick My Computer, choose Services. Select (double click) ServiceLayer. On General Tab, go to Service Status and choose STOP. Then go to Startup Type and choose DISABLE. Click OK, and it's done!! NOTE: If you later want to use your Nokia Suite, you must set it back to the original setting, so you need to take a note of the original setting.  See also: Link Klatschi
I found servicelayer.exe in my perf log and i happen to have a nokia pcsuite installed bluetooth
This process is trying to connect to the internet, when i connect my phone via bluetooth. Is it searching for updates?  See also: Link phoner
without this process you cannot connect your nokia mobile with pcsuite mode... psd
I knackers up my bluetooth, I have to disable it to use my bluetooth speakers then I can't connect to my phone! Vince Peterbilt

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