How to remove an cisvc error
The free file information forum can help you determine if cisvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Cisvc.exe file information
Description: cisvc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 5,632 bytes (89% of all occurrences), 5,120 bytes and 4 more variants.
File cisvc.exe is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with cisvc.exe, you may want to completely remove Security Update for Microsoft or Mylex Global Array Manager (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
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Viruses with the same file name
Is cisvc.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true cisvc.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Content Index service".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are such as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Horst.Q or Trojan:Win32/Rodecap.A (detected by Microsoft), and Downloader.Trojan (detected by Symantec).
To ensure that no rogue cisvc.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan.
How to recognize suspicious variants? If cisvc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 61,440 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 57,344 bytes, 90,112 bytes or 81,920 bytes. Cisvc.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File cisvc.exe is not a Windows system file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file.
If cisvc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 81,920 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. File cisvc.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder.
If cisvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 98,304 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 3,363,328 bytes or 61,440 bytes.
If cisvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 81,920 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 69,120 bytes.
If cisvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 90,112 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 81,920 bytes.
If cisvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 70,144 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "FamilyKeyLogger" can run at start up. "Family Keylogger - is your best choice, if you want to know what other users on your machine are typing". Note! - this is not the cisvc.exe service.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cisvc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the cisvc.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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