What is aDefragService.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 aDefragService.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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ADefragService.exe file information

The process known as Ashampoo Magical Defrag (version 2) or Ashampoo Magic Defrag belongs to software Ashampoo Magical Defrag (version 2) or Ashampoo Magic Defrag by unknown.

Description: ADefragService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ADefragService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 876,663 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 750,944 bytes or 763,232 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. ADefragService.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. ADefragService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with aDefragService.exe, you may also want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2 or Ashampoo Magic Defrag).

Recommended: Identify aDefragService.exe related errors

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

gehört zu ashampoo magic defrag
part of magic defrag
verschwindet immer aus der Taskleiste,ob es dann noch arbeitet?
It is the aDefragService.exe file which is basically the engine for Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2. Without it the program does nothing.
  Hapciu   (further information)
aDefragService.exe belong to Ashampoo Magical Defrag 1 / 2. It's safe.

Summary: Average user rating of aDefragService.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think aDefragService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving aDefragService issues

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