What is IUService.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 IUService.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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IUService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with IUService
IUService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Uninstall Programs or Rescue and Recovery belongs to software Rescue and Recovery or IObit Uninstaller or Client Security Solution by Lenovo Group ( or IObit (

Description: IUService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The IUService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 360,736 bytes or 50,464 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. IUService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with IUService.exe, you can go to the support area of the Lenovo website or uninstall Rescue and Recovery or IObit Uninstaller from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify IUService.exe related errors

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

iuservice.exe belongs to IBM Lenovo Laptop's Rescue and Recovery software that is located in C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\ADM\IUService.exe.

Summary: Average user rating of IUService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving IUService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IUService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the IUService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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