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What is AsusService.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 AsusService.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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AsusService.exe file information

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

The process appears to belong to software ASUS PCE-N53 WLAN Card Utilities & Driver or Asus Launcher Service or ASUS USB-AC51 WLAN Card Utilities by ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com).

Description: AsusService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The AsusService.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 219,136 bytes (97% of all occurrences) or 224,680 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/asusservice.exe.html 
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. AsusService.exe is not a Windows core file. AsusService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Asus provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->AsusService or LiveUpdate).

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If AsusService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 184,320 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 224,680 bytes. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. AsusService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Asus provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->ASUS PCE-N53 WLAN Card Utilities & Driver or ASUS USB-AC51 WLAN Card Utilities &).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AsusService.exe. Therefore, you should check the AsusService.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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User Comments

This is a file for Asus Launcher Service by Asus
  Benjamin  
A user can use this service to locally, or over a local network, escalate to SYSTEM level privileges. It is, however, vital for starting certain programs on startup such as Eee PC hotkey service and SuperHybridEngine.
  Julian Smythe  

Summary: Average user rating of AsusService.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving AsusService issues

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