What is aniServ.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 aniServ.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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AniServ.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with aniServ
AniServ.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Airgo NIC Service belongs to software Airgo Subsystem Software or Airgo NIC Service by Airgo Networks (

Description: AniServ.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file aniServ.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 143,360 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. AniServ.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with aniServ.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAirgo Subsystem Software or www.votresociété.com/aide.

Recommended: Identify aniServ.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as aniServ.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the aniServ.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

This file can lock up your computer using 95% + resources, on aregular basis, you must restart computer to clear
  Bruce Horman  
If you're using a Belkin Pre-N wireless card don't delete this file. Airgo is a service that the Belkin card needs.
  AndrewL   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of aniServ.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks aniServ.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving aniServ issues

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