What is MAdService.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 MAdService.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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MAdService.exe file information

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

The MAdService.exe process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.

Description: MAdService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MAdService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 74,752 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 857,088 bytes, 860,160 bytes or 836,096 bytes. 
MAdService.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The MAdService.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). MAdService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name MAdService.exe, for example TROJ_GEN.R47C1L5 (detected by TrendMicro), and Adware.Lop (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the MAdService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MAdService.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving MAdService issues

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

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

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