What is bwsvc.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 bwsvc.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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Bwsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with bwsvc
Bwsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as BUFFALO Netwrok Service or BUFFALO Wireless Service or BUFFALO Network Service belongs to software BUFFALO NETWORK SERVICE or BUFFALO Wireless Service by BUFFALO INC (

Description: Bwsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Bwsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 397,312 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 139,264 bytes, 462,848 bytes, 479,232 bytes or 238,592 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Bwsvc.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bwsvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bwsvc.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

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A program Installed with Buffalotech's Client Manager, quite trustworthy and useful, but exploit is might be possible. (WEP password writing is sometime not encrypted when writing, ect.)
  Kagerow-Technican   (further information)
a Wireless Lan Application from Buffalo Wireless Service located in C:\Program Files\BUFFALO\Client Manager3\bwsvc\Bwsvc.exe.

Summary: Average user rating of bwsvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving bwsvc issues

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