What is CommandService.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 CommandService.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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CommandService.exe file information

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

The process known as CommandService Application or LeapFrog Connect belongs to software LeapFrog Connect by LeapFrog Enterprises or LeapFrog.

Description: CommandService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CommandService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,141,792 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 991,232 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The CommandService.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. CommandService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with CommandService.exe, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove LeapFrog Connect (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) contact to assist you
  3) check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

Recommended: Identify CommandService.exe related errors

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

CommandService.exe is part of LeapFrog Connect. It allows PC to communicate with Leapfrog handheld devices via a USB port. Located in C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exe
I know that it is a part of the Leap Frog connect setup and is used for when the device is connected to the PC for accessing games.
  Clifford J. Phillips  

Summary: Average user rating of CommandService.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving CommandService issues

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