What is 4game-service.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the 4game-service.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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4game-service.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with 4game-service
4game-service.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as 4game client service or 4Game Client Service belongs to software 4game or PlanetSide (version 2) by Innova Co S.a r.l.

Description: 4game-service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. 4game-service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,686,752 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 1,561,312 bytes and 17 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The 4game-service.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is digitally signed. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with 4game-service.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of 4game (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify 4game-service.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as 4game-service.exe. Therefore, you should check the 4game-service.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Even if you terminate the service it will restart without being asked.
It's utter crap that will even run after it is supposedly deleted

Summary: Average user rating of 4game-service.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks 4game-service.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving 4game-service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 4game-service. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the 4game-service.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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