What is iFtpSvc.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 iFtpSvc.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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IFtpSvc.exe file information

The process known as Ipswitch WS_FTP Server or WS_FTP Server belongs to software Ipswitch WS_FTP Server by Ipswitch ( (version 10 Maguire Road - Suite 220 Lexington MA., 10 Maguire Road - Suite 220 Lexington MA. 02421).

Description: IFtpSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. IFtpSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\ or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mainly C:\iFtpSvc\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 540,672 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 589,824 bytes, 565,248 bytes or 397,312 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. IFtpSvc.exe is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may also uninstall the software Ipswitch WS_FTP Server using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify iFtpSvc.exe related errors

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

says it is dangrous, 59/100. but i use it all the time and it's fine to me
  ah, hell na  
This file is main exe file of WS-FTP server that is alternate to windows 2000/2003 IIS-FTP Server as it provides SSL based secure ftp access, so its not harmfull
  Shahid Anwar  

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

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Best practices for resolving iFtpSvc issues

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