What is DevSvc.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 DevSvc.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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DevSvc.exe file information

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

The process known as Capture Device Service or Capture Device Service LOGID.93078 or Capture Device Service LOGID.513519 belongs to software InterVideo DeviceService or Capture Device Service by InterVideo (

Description: DevSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DevSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 198,168 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 200,704 bytes, 209,040 bytes or 210,784 bytes. 
The program is not visible. DevSvc.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The DevSvc.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramInterVideo DeviceService.

Recommended: Identify DevSvc.exe related errors

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

DevSvc.exe is part of Capture Device Service from InterVideo Inc and is used to "detect" devices when them are conected to the system.

Summary: Average user rating of DevSvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks DevSvc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving DevSvc issues

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