What is IpOverUsbSvc.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 IpOverUsbSvc.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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IpOverUsbSvc.exe file information

The process known as Windows Phone (version 8.1 SDK - Desktop) or Windows IP Over USB PC Service belongs to software Microsoft® Windows® Operating System or Microsoft® Windows® Kits by Microsoft (

Description: IpOverUsbSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. IpOverUsbSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 22,744 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 22,768 bytes, 14,760 bytes or 21,184 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The IpOverUsbSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. There is no information about the author of the file. IpOverUsbSvc.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Windows Phone 8.1 SDK - Desktop or Windows Phone Packages, or ask Support team for help. Go to Windows Phone 8.1 SDK - Desktop or Windows Phone Packages in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

Recommended: Identify IpOverUsbSvc.exe related errors

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


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Best practices for resolving IpOverUsbSvc issues

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