What is KService.exe?

The genuine KService.exe file is a software component of Delivery Manager by Kontiki.
A cloud delivery management service, this application starts with Windows and runs as a background process. It automatically syncs files in a preset directory to a cloud service. Founded in 2000, Kontiki is a company focused on content delivery now owned by Symantec.

KService stands for Kontiki Service

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 KService.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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KService.exe file information

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

The process known as Delivery Manager Service belongs to software Delivery Manager or BBC iPlayer Download Manager or Kontiki Windows Service Binary or BBC iPlayer Library or 4oD or Kontiki Media Manager by Kontiki (

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 10/8/7/XP are 3,072,184 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 3,068,352 bytes and 5 more variants. 
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 keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with KService.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program BBC iPlayer Download Manager or 4oD using Windows Control Panel
  2) look for help on the [1][2] 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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Best practices for resolving KService issues

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