What is openvpnserv.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 openvpnserv.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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Openvpnserv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with openvpnserv
Openvpnserv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as OpenVPN Service belongs to software OpenVPN (version 2.1_rc7, 2.0.9-gui, 2.4.0-I601, 2.3.4-I001, 2.3.12-I602) or HMA! Pro VPN by The OpenVPN Project (

Description: Openvpnserv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Openvpnserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,352 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 16,384 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Openvpnserv.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall OpenVPN or HMA! Pro VPN from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If openvpnserv.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 70,272 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is digitally signed. The openvpnserv.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall OpenVPN 2.4.0-I601 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of openvpnserv.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 3 users think openvpnserv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving openvpnserv issues

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