What is dsAccessService.exe?

The genuine dsAccessService.exe file is a software component of Juniper Universal Network Service by Juniper Networks.
A background process from Juniper Networks, this application controls remote access through the Juniper security platform. If a machine is on a network that utilizes Juniper's security software, this application is required to moderate access. Juniper Networks was founded in 1996 and produces network hardware and software.

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 dsAccessService.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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DsAccessService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dsAccessService
DsAccessService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Juniper Access Service belongs to software Juniper Universal Network Service or Juniper Unified Network Service by Juniper Networks (

Description: DsAccessService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DsAccessService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 166,232 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 198,000 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. DsAccessService.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The dsAccessService.exe file is not a Windows core file. DsAccessService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to remove the entire program Junos Pulse or Juniper Installer Service using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify dsAccessService.exe related errors

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

Wird für sicheren und verschlüsselten Zugriff auf (Firmen-)Netzwerke benötigt.

Summary: Average user rating of dsAccessService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving dsAccessService issues

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