What is BCUService.exe?

The genuine BCUService.exe file is a software component of Browser Configuration Utility by DeviceVM.
This browser add-on is distributed by Splashtop and runs whenever you open or access your browser. It gives you additional configuration options for your browsing experience. It allows you the freedom to change certain features that you can't change with traditional browsers such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Founded in 2006, Splashtop is located in Silicon Valley, California, and focuses on Linux applications.

BCUService stands for Browser Configuration Utility Auto-recovery Service

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 BCUService.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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BCUService.exe file information

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

The process known as Browser Configuration Utility Auto-recovery Service or Browser Configuration Utility Service belongs to software Browser Configuration Utility by DeviceVM (

Description: BCUService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The BCUService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 223,464 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 219,360 bytes, 235,752 bytes or 212,232 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with BCUService.exe, you can also do the following:
  • search the support area on the Splashtop website
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Browser Configuration Utility (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify BCUService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BCUService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BCUService.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 don't know what it does but it this appeared after i installed the programs /drivers on my gigabyte motherboard CD

Summary: Average user rating of BCUService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving BCUService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BCUService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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

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