What is eEBSvc.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 eEBSvc.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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EEBSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with eEBSvc
EEBSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as eEBAPI Core Process module belongs to software Enhanced EPSON Bi-directional API or EpsonBidirectionalService or Cars - Radiator Springs or Verizon FiOS Media Manager or Skype by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (

Description: EEBSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The eEBSvc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 94,208 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The program has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with eEBSvc.exe, you can also completely remove Epson's Bi-Directional Service (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), go to the support area of the Epson website or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

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If eEBSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 77,824 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 73,728 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The eEBSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file.

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

This file is attached to my Epson Printer. It will run the first time you use your Epson printer after the printers initial install into your system.
  Media Master (MCITP)  
I uninstalled epson, using another printer now and I can delete the 6 files.
eebsvc.exe : Epson Stylus printer process will communicate with your Epson printer to send and receive status information regarding the state of print requests.
In the case of the Epson printer, it allows it to communicate with the printer to determine and display ink levels in the cartridges
  Epson User  
Epson Printer
My desktop was suckign down 200-300K per second, a huge drain on my limited monthly wireless bandwidth. I do have an Epson printer. Deleted the process and bang, next to no network activity. Now have to investigate if this is a virus or just stupidity of the Epson drivers
This is definately the Epson printer but in my processes's its shpwing as unknow...
this exe is dragging my 2 core system down!
  edgar blumenthal  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of eEBSvc.exe: based on 56 votes with 9 reviews. 32 users think eEBSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 6 users think eEBSvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade eEBSvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving eEBSvc issues

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