What is iDeskService.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 iDeskService.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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IDeskService.exe file information

The process known as Haufe iDesk-Service belongs to software unknown by Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG or Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmbH und Co KG (

Description: IDeskService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file iDeskService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 71,208 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 71,024 bytes. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Haufe iDesk-Service, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Haufe iDesk-Service in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify iDeskService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as iDeskService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the iDeskService.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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Die Software gehört zum Rudolf-Haufe Verlag und sollte zwingend mit einer Signatur zertifiziert sein. Grundsätzlich kommt sie wohl auch mit den Programmen aus dem HAUFE-Verlag, wie beispielsweise der gesamten Lexware- und Quicken- Programmserie. Wer nicht gerade aktiv an der HAUFE-Akademie teilnimmt, oder nur die Programme nutzen, aber nicht die Infos haben will, kann die Anwendung aus dem Startprozess entfernen.
  Frederic Ch. Reuter   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of iDeskService.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks iDeskService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving iDeskService issues

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