The genuine InCDsrv.exe file is a software component of Nero InCD by Nero AG.
"InCDsrv.exe" is located in Windows and is the main executable file for Nero InCD, which is bundled in Nero CD/DVD burning software suites like Nero 7 Essentials and can also be downloaded independently. The file allows packet writing to CDs and DVDs through Windows Explorer in the same way as it is done with hard drives and external storage. It accepts cut, copy, and paste options. It also works with "drag and drop" functionality, as well as saving files from a program. "InCDsrv.exe" loads at startup and runs in the background, awaiting user commands. Nero began in 1995 as Ahead Software GmbH and is a global provider of media management software, such as DVD burning, CD burning, Audio CD burning, movie making, photo editing, and more.
InCDsrv stands for InCD service
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 InCDsrv.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.
The process known as incdsrv belongs to software Nero AG incdsrv or Ahead Software AG incdsrv or AHEAD Software incdsrv or Nero 7 Essentials or InCD File System Service or InCD Helper (read only) by Nero AG (nero.com) or Ahead Software AG (www.nero.com) or AHEAD Software (www.nero.com).
Description: InCDsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. InCDsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—typically C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\ or C:\Program Files\Nero\InCD\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 871,424 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 876,032 bytes and 53 more variants.
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. InCDsrv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify InCDsrv.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as InCDsrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the InCDsrv.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with InCDsrv. 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 InCDsrv.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.