What is AS_Service.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 AS_Service.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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AS_Service.exe file information

The process known as AutoShutdown - Win (version 2000/XP service component) belongs to software AutoShutdown NT Service by Barefoot Productions (

Description: AS_Service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AS_Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 244,736 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 236,544 bytes or 244,224 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. AS_Service.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows core file. AS_Service.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with AS_Service.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > AutoShutdown Pro).

Recommended: Identify AS_Service.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AS_Service.exe. Therefore, you should check the AS_Service.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 belongs to AutoShutdown NT Service from Barefoot Productions

Summary: Average user rating of AS_Service.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving AS_Service issues

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