What is piaservice.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 piaservice.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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Piaservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with piaservice
Piaservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Network Inventory Advisor Service by ClearApps Software belongs to software Network Inventory Advisor by unknown.

Description: Piaservice.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The piaservice.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 646,656 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 646,144 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The piaservice.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The piaservice.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with piaservice.exe, you can also do the following:
  • search the support area on the Clearapps website
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Network Inventory Advisor (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify piaservice.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as piaservice.exe. Therefore, you should check the piaservice.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 piaservice.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving piaservice issues

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