What is AdskScSrv.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 AdskScSrv.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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AdskScSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as System Level Service Utility belongs to software Autodesk Licensing Service or PC Camera by Autodesk (

Description: AdskScSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AdskScSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (common is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 72,704 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 79,360 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The AdskScSrv.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Autodesk provides direct support ( and update information ( You could uninstall Autodesk Licensing Service from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdskScSrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Generic.dx!vyi (detected by McAfee), and Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the AdskScSrv.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

It is essential if you want your autodesk software licenses to work. Not dangerous at all
It's the Autodesk Licence Utility Service.. Completely safe.
  Max Paine  
Ceirtainly NOT ONLY for 3dsmax - I terminated the .exe in the task manager and now my perfectly legal MAYA license isn't accepted anymore ... /slaps forehead
adskscsrv.exe is License service program used by Autodesk, Nullsoft and other software companies to manage their products standalone activation. Ending this process may lead to loss of license information.
As said, part of the Autodesk Licence Utility Service. Can be terminated, but MUST be restarted before opening any relevant application (3DMax), otherwise the licence needs to be reactivated
jabba dee hut 3D maxo paxo.Anoying
AdskScSrv.exe is a process associated with a licensing service application from Autodesk. This process should not be removed unless it is causing problems. Comes with Winamp 5.x
part of autodesk thingy
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Summary: Average user rating of AdskScSrv.exe: based on 34 votes with 9 reviews. 26 users think AdskScSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users don't grade AdskScSrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving AdskScSrv issues

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