What is EBstrSvc.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 EBstrSvc.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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EBstrSvc.exe file information

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

The process known as eBoostr cache generator or eBoostr Service belongs to software eBoostr (version 2, 1, 3, 4) by ( or FirmTools ( or MDO.

Description: EBstrSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The EBstrSvc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 814,728 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 839,288 bytes and 15 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. EBstrSvc.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with eBoostr 1 or eBoostr 2 occur, you can also visit the website, update to a possibly corrected version or uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify EBstrSvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as EBstrSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ (detected by Microsoft), and Mal/Behav-363 (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the EBstrSvc.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's eBoostr, this program make any external memory (like USB or SD) into a RAM similar. It's for XP, in Vista is Ready Boost. Ratio is 57 in my Laptop.
  Chateau   (further information)
Suppose to speed up system ! Am giving it a go to find out.
  Dale Bailey   (further information)
It is essential part of eBoostr application which usually is installed by the Windows admin to boost the hard disk's read performance via caching files on a faster device, like flash memory or USB stick, etc.
  Thomasso   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of EBstrSvc.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks EBstrSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving EBstrSvc issues

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