What is lic98Service.exe?

The genuine lic98Service.exe file is a software component of CA License Client by
The CA License Client is a tool for automated and large scale license management of products distributed by CA. Lic98Service.exe runs core processes required to run the CA License Client. This is not a critical Windows component and can be removed if known to cause problems. The CA License Client manages the registration and licensing of all products on a computer network. The CA License Client is shipped with most CA software. The program supports the Windows, Mac OS, Solaris, Unix and Linux platforms. The CA License Client has been reported to have several security flaws, such as vulnerabilities with buffer overflow, that enable the injection of malicious code into servers or clients that run the license software. CA Technologies is an American multinational corporation that currently develops mainframe and distributed information technology infrastructure applications for government organizations, educational institutions, and thousands of other companies in diverse industries worldwide. CA Technologies was originally founded as Computer Associates, Inc. by Charles Wang and Russell Artzt. The company presently maintains offices in more than 40 countries and employs over 12,000 people. CA Technologies is headquartered in New York, New York, USA.

Lic98Service stands for CA License Client Win98 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 lic98Service.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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Lic98Service.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lic98Service
Lic98Service.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as lic98Service belongs to software CA lic98Service or CA ERwin Data Modeler r or CA ERwin Process Modeler r or CA ERwin EVAL Setup by CA (

Description: Lic98Service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lic98Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 29,960 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The lic98Service.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The lic98Service.exe file is digitally signed. The lic98Service.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with lic98Service.exe, you may want to uninstall the software CA ERwin EVAL Setup using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as lic98Service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the lic98Service.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 lic98Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with lic98Service. 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 lic98Service.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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