What is cvsservice.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 cvsservice.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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Cvsservice.exe file information

The process known as cvsnt service belongs to software cvsnt by March Hare Software ( or GNU (

Description: Cvsservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file cvsservice.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 35,328 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 37,888 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Cvsservice.exe is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with cvsservice.exe, you can also remove the entire program CVSNT using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify cvsservice.exe related errors

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

Local CVS server to handle connections to CVS stores
  Mats Fröderberg   (further information)
it never connects to internet unless necessary. Many open source software engeneers use it. Never heard a report is spyware.
  Marcello Pietrobon  

Summary: Average user rating of cvsservice.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think cvsservice.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving cvsservice issues

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