How to remove the iserv virus

Most antivirus programs identify iserv.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as, and TrendMicro identifies it as PAK_Generic.015.

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Iserv.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software Iservice by unknown.

Description: Iserv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file iserv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 179,200 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 127,028 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Iserv.exe is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Iserv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify iserv.exe related errors

Important: You should check the iserv.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 iserv issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active iserv process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the iserv.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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