What is GSService.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 GSService.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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GSService.exe file information

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

The process known as Generic Service belongs to software GSService by cyan soft ltd.

Description: GSService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file GSService.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 464,384 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 249,856 bytes and 13 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The GSService.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. GSService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If GSService.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 61% dangerous. The file size is 745,472 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 252,928 bytes and 5 more variants. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The GSService.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. GSService.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GSService.exe. Therefore, you should check the GSService.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

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GSService.exe was included in a November, 2016 download of the freeware DVD-ripper/copier program "IQMango DVD Ripper" from, a division of Cyan Soft Ltd. located in Cyprus. In a WinVista system, GSService.exe is a 435kB file in the C/Windows/SysWOW64 folder. The version I got was, signed by cyan soft ltd. GSService.exe starts when the ripper program is started, and remains running even after the ripper has been closed. The ripper program will not load unless GSService is running, but if GSService.exe is manually stopped once the ripper program is open, the program works just fine without it. However, GSService.exe will be started again when the ripper is closed. Queries to IQMango as to what it is and what it does remain unanswered.
  Jim Wood  

Summary: Average user rating of GSService.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving GSService issues

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