What is icsrv.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 icsrv.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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Icsrv.exe file information

The process known as icsrv.exe belongs to software Shiva VPN Client or Intel® NetStructure™ VPN or Intel® NetStructure™ VPN Client by unknown.

Description: Icsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file icsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,360 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 14,848 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The icsrv.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with icsrv.exe, you can uninstall Shiva VPN Client or Intel® NetStructure(TM) VPN software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify icsrv.exe related errors

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

Process to support the Intel's VPN client software.
  WiZax   (further information)
agree with wizax
VPN Client Protocol Driver
It's part of the Shiva VPN client
every time when i restart my database server this icsrv.exe error occured what can i do how to remove it

Summary: Average user rating of icsrv.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think icsrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving icsrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with icsrv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the icsrv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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