What is cchservice.exe?

The genuine cchservice.exe file is a software component of Salfeld Child Control by Salfeld Computers.
Cchservice.exe is an executable file that is part of the Salfeld Child Control application, a program that protects children from potentially harmful content while browsing the Internet. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Salfeld Child Control features controls to limit PC and internet usage, Internet filters, download blocking, usage reporting, etc. Salfeld is a German company that develops security software. Salfeld sells Internet security solutions to companies as well as private users. Salfeld's flagship products include Win Control, User Control, and Child Control.

CCHService stands for Windows CCHook 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 cchservice.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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Cchservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cchservice
Cchservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Salfeld Security Service belongs to software Windows-CCHook-Service or Salfeld Security Service by Salfeld Computer ( or Salfeld Computer GmbH (

Description: Cchservice.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cchservice.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 375,784 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 969,904 bytes and 21 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The cchservice.exe file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Cchservice.exe is able to manipulate other programs, monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with cchservice.exe occur, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Salfeld Computer (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the software publisher,, for advice.

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If cchservice.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 2,225,552 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 2,037,648 bytes, 2,262,416 bytes, 2,222,528 bytes or 1,602,712 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Cchservice.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows core file. Cchservice.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove Salfeld Computer (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

Salfeld Kindersicherung
Salfeld Kindersicherung 2009
Es ist vom Programm Kindersicherung von Salfeld
Salfeld Security Service, beeinträchtigt PC Stabiliät
der prozess lässt sich nicht beenden
ist auch nach deinstallation von Kisi 2010 nicht weg zu bekommen. Zeichnet wahrscheinlich Benutzerdaten auf und leitet diese an Salfeld Kindersicherung weiter. Sehr bedenklich. Schäden die durch diese Datei verursacht werden, wurden aber noch nicht entdeckt.
este archivo no es peligroso pero si es muy molesto la verdad que la empresa que lo creo deberia reveer la posibilidad de una eliminacion mas sencilla ye que no se puede eliminar aun despues de desintalar el programa :(
  sergio duarte  

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Summary: Average user rating of cchservice.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think cchservice.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think cchservice.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving cchservice issues

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