What is EncoderServer.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 EncoderServer.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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EncoderServer.exe file information

The process known as EncoderServer belongs to software RivaTuner Statistics Server by unknown.

Description: EncoderServer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The EncoderServer.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 26,112 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 27,136 bytes or 31,744 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may also uninstall RivaTuner Statistics Server or Mozilla Firefox from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify EncoderServer.exe related errors

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

Its used by Afterburner and program to over clock GPU's.
  Cal Lee   (further information)
i got the Encoderserver as well. but when i search for it on my pc it directs me to c:\program files (x86)\Msi afterburner and C:\Program Files (x86)\RivaTuner Statistics Server\ProfileTemplates. When i close Msi Afterburner manuall. Encoderserver in taskmanager stops as well

Summary: Average user rating of EncoderServer.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks EncoderServer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving EncoderServer issues

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