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Is KService.exe safe?

KService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if KService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

KService.exe file information

The process known as Delivery Manager Service belongs to software Delivery Manager or BBC iPlayer Download Manager or 4oD or BBC iPlayer Library or Sonos Desktop Controller or OMN or ASUS Hybrid Capture Device or Kontiki Media Manager by Kontiki (www.kontiki.com).

Description: KService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,007,040 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 3,068,352 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/kservice.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is a Verisign signed file. KService.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with KService.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program BBC iPlayer Download Manager or Sky by broadband using Windows Control Panel
  2) look for help on the www.bbc.co.uk's website.

Recommended: Identify KService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as KService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the KService.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

This prog is also needed for YouTube downloader. If your not downloading digital (Video) files, It does not need to be running and can be disabled in taskMgr. G-Day Mate
  Professor Falken  
Very difficult to disable/remove -is somehow protected.
  Steve [not a geek]  
Demands 100% of CPU for 6.5 minutes when booting my PC. It may be related to kdxhostwindow. Possibly invoked by Skype.
it is used for p2p streaming and downloading - fouls everything up if you do not want it to run open task manager click on processes - locate Kservice.exe and click on end process this shuts it up until u use a service that requires it iplayer or 4oD - no problem then
  derek hirons  
I was wondering why my bb limit was using so quickly, turned out to be down to kservice. But I found that this tv on demand moniter worked a treat. you can dl at the link below. hope this helps.
  John Barrett   (further information)
It is a peer-to-peer service used to access Iplayer, 40D, etc. on port 80, can't be used with Apache
It cannot harm your computer, I mean it's BBC Iplayer! Anyway, I've scanned it and appears to be harmless.
If you go on Channel 4 On Demand they give you the instructions for fitting a Kservice error.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of KService.exe: based on 23 votes with 9 reviews.
8 users think KService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think KService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade KService.exe ("not sure about it").

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