What is UStorSrv.exe? Is UStorSrv.exe spyware or a virus?
How to fix UStorSrv.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your UStorSrv process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair UStorSrv.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware
Process name: OTi Content Service
Company: OTi (otiglobal.com)
UStorSrv.exe is part of U-Storage Tools, a software package that enables data to be encrypted on USB flash drives. It comes prepackaged with flash drives from a number of manufacturers, including Imation, Sharkoon and others. Use of the encryption feature is optional, but if it is used, you won't be able to access encrypted data without this software.
If you want a detailed security rating about your UStorSrv.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.
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!
Average user rating of UStorSrv.exe: based on 46 votes. Read also the 49 reviews.
1151 users ask for this file. 13 users rated it as not dangerous. 6 users rated it as not so dangerous. 21 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 12 users didn't rate it ("don't know").
|All comments about UStorSrv.exe:|
|It's a service that came together with WAITEC (may be others...) USB pen drive. Its name is :U-STORAGE.EXE See also: Link Maurizio Scarano|
|part of the driver software for my Usb storage device JC|
|appears to be connected to "OTI" card reader or USB portable data cards See also: Link George Monaghan|
|installed & used by Imation_Disk_Manager_II.exe jebe|
|From USB Memory stick encrypted partition software See also: Link|
|It is installed with Easy Disk flash disks Kevin|
|For my case this file was installed by Transcend USB Flash Drive software CD (I suppose, it implements "PC Lock " function and so). See also: Link Desummoner|
|Part of a package called "U-Storage Tools". It's apparently used for supporting encryption on USB flash drives. Found it on my system after having used a friend's "Sharkoon Flexi Drive" which had encrypted data on it. Had to start a "SHARKOON.EXE" off the drive to be able to enter the password, and that's probably what installed this "UStorSrv.exe" as a service. staaki|
|An application for sync with particular brands of flash storage disks - an extra feature not needed when using windows file wizard Alienangel|
|Installed by Imation Disk Manager II for accessing encrypted partitions on OTi USB Keys|
|it came with my Sharkoon USB stick ( never had it before installing sharkoon) ...For some reason it's trying to get access to the internet. I blocked and it still works fine Peter Berndsen|
|Also installed & used by Imation Disk Manager III.exe for their USB Drives, if worried Firewall block the sucka! rand0m!|
|I found it after i bought a USB memory stick with encruption partition as part of its features. George P.|
|decompiled it and found that it an IRC bot running system32 director Andrew|
|I believe it's from Imation. I use USB mem also. The Spartan|
|It came with Imation Disk Manger IV and prioty normal, doesn't give any distinct problem. But can't be terminate in Normal Window mode. May be in Safe Mode. Ceogeek|
|I believe I got it after I used an Imation Flash Drive - which has a partition which has been encrypted and requires the LOGON program to be run from it, when you want to access that particular partition on the flash drive. Viji|
|Got this with USB flash drive with encryption MikeC|
|Installed as part of support for EasyDisk USB storage device Ian Dobinson|
|It was installed after the USB stick was used. Chris|
|USB storage driver swiebertje|
|It showed up in conjunction with installing Imation flash drive executable for password encryption/protection. The software works just fine with no internet connection, and I select "Deny" when ZA Security Suite Alert pos up JJB|
|Nasty bugger pounding my firewall with a port scan (looks like a syn-flood). SpyBot, AdAware & GIANT (Microsoft) do not rate it as "spyware", nor does McAfee see it as a virus, but anything that slams a firewall has got to be suspect. Disabled the service and scanning went away (from that machine). Now onto the next spyware challenge.... The Colonel|
|Installed by my Imation 128 MB USB memory stick H. Taylor|
|It loaded when I installed my Imation memory stick Timm|
|Nothing Yet, McAfee did not recognize the application so I blocked all access for now See also: Link Jed|
|Encryption software for Dick Smith USB Drive Shane|
|I too got this after using my Imation flash drive with a secure partition. So that seems the most common explanation. Thanks gtoland|
|This program installs itself with plug and play USB drives, including Imation, and if you have Norton Internet Security, it will block it and ask you what to do, to be safe, you should "Always block connections to this program on all ports". Your USB drive obviously does not need an open connection to other computers or the internet, and so this could be an malicious infringement program from the makers of your USB drive. Mark|
|I believe I got it after I used an Imation Flash Drive - which has a partition which has been encrypted and requires the LOGON program to be run from it, when you want to access that particular partition on the flash drive. You can set your firewall to blockk its access to the Internet - as it does not require it. This causes no harm to its operation. Cant figure out why it would want access to the Internet though. Anyway, it comes from a reliable manufacturer - Imation - so, am happy to trust it on my PC - but will block it from the Internet. Viji Rajasundram|
|I got it with my Imation 1 GB USB drive, you can remove it with the freeware autoruns Poda|
|This process appeared immediately after the first time I used a new USB flash drive by Simpletech, the Bonzai Express. The flash drive came with a utility to allow password encryption and this program probably included this process. The process is not listed in msconfig under startup, but was found as a running process immediately after boot up, by Hijack this! hayhaypaula|
|I believe it installed with my imation USB thumbdrive. I want to know why it's trying to access the internet. batteryacd|
|I try to understand all the process running on my machine by asking ZA to allow or not the process running. From the comments I have read in your list, I suppose it is part of Imation disk (But why this process want to access internet ??). I don't know! However I have it on my computer for two years now and I nevergot any problem. So I suppose it is not dangerous. micmond|
|usb memory card reader Lexxus|
|i also have this thing. i comes since you start the application called u-storage.exe hiroki|
|Appeared after partitioning my Imation USB pen drive. The Bernoulli Effect|
|Installed by Imation Disk Manager II for accessing encrypted partitions on USB Flash Drives dlloyd|
|Imation USB Flash Drive Disk Manager, will attempt to listen for connections from other computers (all local network adapters) - TCP inbound. Julian|
|It came with card reader mariano|
|i've got an Imation flash drive too, that must be what it is, thanks myself|
|I got this with my Imation flash drive stick. I reformated the stick which erased the "OTi Content Service" program (which is a log file) so I did not have to keep deleting it out my system32 file every time I put the stick in my usb port, Bet It All Die Broke|
|Seems to have arrived with Imation Disk Manager - Killed proess and renamed ustorserv.exe in c:\windows\system32 davidson|
|It's obviously a USB Flash, Jump, Thumb, or similar type device that auto installs as a Windows XP Service. It can be [Disabled] by Right-Clicking the 'My Computer' Icon/Menu choice, and Selecting the 'Manage' menu choice. Just click the 'Services' , click to change the view to 'Standard', Scroll down,, highlight the 'UStorSrv.exe, then click to 'Disable'. After it's disabled, Restart the PC, then Search for the "UStorSrv.exe", Delete it, and Empty your Recycle Bin. You must also edit the 'Registry - via "regedit", Find each folder, or entry, and delet as well. Finally, delete from win dir. Thennism|
|Found it on a DSE usb drive, looks harmless but not sure|
|Likely related to U-storage app for memory stick. Curious thing is that software is on the PC for over 2 years. In that time there have been no changes in how memory stick is configured. And only now an .exe with this name tries to get access to internet. Last time the memory stick was connected to the PC is weeks ago, PC has been rebooted countless times since then. Running McAfee antivirus and F/W, all up to date. Stapel|
|related to "imation" USB flash drive Janet|
|Came with the Transcend JetFlash USB Drive utilities. Gab|
|I also have the file and a Imation Flash drive which I installed on the date when my Anit Virus first detected this program. I don't know of any vulnerabilities or subsequent exploitations. Debgary|
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