What is authServer.exe?

The genuine authServer.exe file is a software component of Auth Service by Trinity Core.
This is one of the key files required for the core to function properly in a private server and is distributed as freeware. Trinity Core is an MMORPG framework that's built using C++, and using a back-end of MySQL for the database content. MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) are played throughout the world, eg Star Wars, and amass hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

AuthServer stands for TrinityCore Authentication Server

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 authServer.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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AuthServer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with authServer
AuthServer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Auth Service belongs to software Auth Service by unknown.

Description: AuthServer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AuthServer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 290,816 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 2,219,520 bytes or 2,220,544 bytes. 
AuthServer.exe is a file with no information about its developer. AuthServer.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. AuthServer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If authServer.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 246,272 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,633,280 bytes. The authServer.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The authServer.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. AuthServer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as authServer.exe. Therefore, you should check the authServer.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

I have found authServer.exe in SysWOW64

Summary: Average user rating of authServer.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 authServer issues

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