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

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Process name: Microsoft software licensing service

Product: Windows Vista/7

Company: Microsoft

File: slsvc.exe

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This process implements the Software Licensing Service. Digital rights management is a technology used to protect digital products from copyright infringement. If this process consumes too much CPU time, try to stop the service and set it to Manual startup. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/slsvc.exe.html 

Note: The slsvc.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, slsvc.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager.


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of slsvc.exe: based on 30 votes. Read also the 18 reviews.

143 users ask for this file. 19 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. One user didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about slsvc.exe:
It may kill your Windows Vista activation  
It is the Software Licensing Service for Windows Vista.  See also: Link   Ricky
search indexer  
manages all the activities of windows licensing service , important service to update the windows  See also: Link   Vicky
It's a Windows Vista core process, it's nothing dangerous.   Alex
After i disable it i had no more black back ground and no more popup   ksman10
This is the windwos software licensing service in windows vista and should not be deleted doing so will result in control panel not opening and windwos update failing   Nicholas Goh-microsoft tech support
Genuine Vista process   pcworkspace
Back in the day's of XP ppl never need nor wanted to tinker with what's inside their system but thnx to Vista were force too :(  
Software Licensing Service for Windows vista, don't ruin it!   DD
Windows Vista licensing. The process forcefully gives private system information to Microsoft without user consent, and is used by Microsoft to disable operating systems. This can be considered an 'official virus / trojan' and is very dangerous, but Vista can't be ran without it.   Mircea
Vista version of spyware   ~who~cares~
It's in the System32 file: not dangerous.   Anon
MS's Genuine Advantage service.  
it's about NetLimiter software..   dude
Controle Panel does not work without this. Printer does not work. Must validate Windows. Get another error messages.   RF
Interferes with Win8 x64 network driver (running torrent) and causes ndis to crash.   Fred
windows services for spooling/ gynocrypt actions and is not an exe. file   kbilly

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