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What is HiPatchService.exe?

HiPatchService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if HiPatchService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

HiPatchService.exe file information

The process known as HiPatchService or HiPathService belongs to software Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and or Tribes Ascend or Tribes Ascend Closed or Tribes Ascend Open or Smite Closed or Global Agenda Live or Hi-Rez Studios Games or Mozilla Thunderbird by Hi-Rez Studios.

Description: HiPatchService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HiPatchService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 8,704 bytes (84% of all occurrences), 9,216 bytes or 23,680 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hipatchservice.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. HiPatchService.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You have the option to turn to the software company, Hi-RezStudios, for advice or uninstall Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and or Tribes Ascend software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

Recommended: Identify HiPatchService.exe related errors

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

Patcher for Tribes: Ascend
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Patch service for Tribes or other games by HighRez Studio's. No threat but should look like this: HiPatchService.exe
I was having high latency issues, I uninstalled and the high ping stoped
Opens without my permission and hogs a lot of resources
SMITE , Tribes Ascend or Global Agenda updater
patch service for tribes ascend, it hogs resourcees so don't forget to uninstall tribes ascend after you're bored of it
It's a rootkit/scanning software that HiRez installs on your machine when you install the game.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of HiPatchService.exe: based on 12 votes with 7 user comments.
4 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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