How to remove the istsvc virus
Most antivirus programs identify istsvc.exe as malware, for example Symantec identifies it as Adware.Istbar, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_DLOADE.BQG.
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Istsvc.exe file information
Description: istsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - usually c:\program files\istsvc\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 17,408 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 20,992 bytes and 8 more variants.
Istsvc.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Istsvc.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. istsvc.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
There is a possibility to uninstall the associated program
Recommended: Identify istsvc.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "IST Service" definitely not required. ISTBar foistware
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as istsvc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the istsvc.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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