What is ASDscSvc.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 ASDscSvc.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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ASDscSvc.exe file information

The process belongs to software Cheyenne Discovery Service or ARCserve for NETWARE or ARCserve Discovery Service by Computer Associates International (

Description: ASDscSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ASDscSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 106,496 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The ASDscSvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. ASDscSvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If ASDscSvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 84% dangerous. The file size is 129,536 bytes. There is no file information. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ASDscSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ASDscSvc.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 is ArcServe (BackupSoftware)

Summary: Average user rating of ASDscSvc.exe: based on 4 votes with 1 user comment. 4 users think ASDscSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ASDscSvc issues

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