How to remove the PeerSvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify PeerSvc.exe as malware—e.g. Avast identifies it as Win32:Malware-gen, and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.IS.440939.

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PeerSvc.exe file information

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

The process known as Netopsystems FEAD belongs to software Netopsystems FEA by Netopsystems A (

Description: PeerSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file PeerSvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,760 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 35,840 bytes, 36,352 bytes, 56,832 bytes or 56,320 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the PeerSvc.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 PeerSvc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active PeerSvc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the PeerSvc.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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