What is DevNotifySvc.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 DevNotifySvc.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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DevNotifySvc.exe file information

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

The process known as DevNotifySvc belongs to software ASD DevNotifySvc or USB to fast IrDA adapter or USB to Serial Adapter by ASD.

Description: DevNotifySvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file DevNotifySvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,768 bytes. 
It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. DevNotifySvc.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with DevNotifySvc.exe, you can uninstall USB 2.0 PCI Card or USB to fast IrDA adapter from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify DevNotifySvc.exe related errors

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

It installs with SITECOM USB to Serial adapter; it blocks aby Shell32.dll call, harming seriously windows XP
  Sergio Lo Cascio  
cpu usage is high
  Mark V  
CPU hat sich nach beenden dieser Datei sofort beruhigt.
  Peter Lobmayr  
beside shell32.dll errors it's also responsible for this rundll32.exe error: The instruction at "0x00000028" referenced memory at "0x00000028". The memory could not be "written"; I agree: harming seriously Windows XP
  Nerd Herd   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of DevNotifySvc.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving DevNotifySvc issues

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