What is AppSvc.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 AppSvc.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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AppSvc.exe file information

The process known as Keygen.exe belongs to software Keygen by MrTommyLee.

Description: AppSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AppSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 97,792 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 359,424 bytes. 
The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The AppSvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. AppSvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous.

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If AppSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 499,200 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 94,208 bytes. There is no file information. The AppSvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. AppSvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name AppSvc.exe, for example Infostealer.Limitail or Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and Artemis!EA2CCF2AA08B (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the AppSvc.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.


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Best practices for resolving AppSvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AppSvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AppSvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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