What is ADCDLicSvc.exe?

The genuine ADCDLicSvc.exe file is a software component of Autodata License Service by Autodata.
“ADCDLicSvc.exe” is located within Windows and is the licensing file for Autodata by Autodata Publishing Group, which owns several territorial sub-companies, such as Autodata Publications, Inc. in the United States and Autodata Limited in France. The file serves as the license key manager, which ensures that the registrant has a valid license for using the services provided. Licensing is on a monthly or yearly basis and this file makes sure that the software is valid with proper registration. If the registration is acceptable, the file allows the Autodata services to be operable. Autodata is a program that provides helpful and detailed automotive information via supplied CD and online services for a wide variety of vehicles from numerous manufacturers. This includes parts, schematics, electronic specifications, supplier references, component images, servicing details, and lots more. It is used by mechanics and automotive repair shops worldwide. Autodata has a global presence and began in 1975 and is a supplier/publisher of automotive technical information for aftermarket components and parts.

AdCDLicSvc stands for Autodata Compact Disc License Service

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 ADCDLicSvc.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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ADCDLicSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ADCDLicSvc
ADCDLicSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as System Level Service Utility belongs to software Autodata Limited License Service or VADIS Config by Autodata (

Description: ADCDLicSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ADCDLicSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—normally C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodata Limited Shared\Service\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 68,608 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 72,704 bytes or 69,120 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using ADCDLicSvc.exe, you can remove the entire program VADIS Config or DirectX10 LV using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ADCDLicSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ADCDLicSvc.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

HARMLESS: Autodata Limited License Service - License key manager - vital if you have AutoData software installed
  Alavez   (further information)
It is part of Autodata licence services, automotive software for professionals.
  Bzz   (further information)
AutoData 2005 License Service
  Ferhat Cerit  
AD 2005: einfach prozess beenden..prog läuft auch so weiter
autodata ( aka car information program)
Wird beim Start von Autodata automatisch gestartet und ist für die Nutzung von Autodata notwendig. Der Starttyp des Dienstes kann aber in der Computerverwaltung problemlos auf manuell gesetzt werden (spart Speicher).
antivir hat mir eine datei als virus angezeigt.Ich konnte diese nicht löschen oder umbennen oder sonst was. Hab den Prozess gestoppt und konnte den virus löschen!
Autodata license service manager
Auto data license service not required to run early versions of Auto data but may be required in later versions as these were protected so that the license was only valid on 1 PC and required a license key to run

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ADCDLicSvc.exe: based on 10 votes with 9 user comments. 6 users think ADCDLicSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ADCDLicSvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ADCDLicSvc. 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 ADCDLicSvc.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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