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What is PIFSvc.exe?

PIFSvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if PIFSvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

PIFSvc.exe file information

The process known as LiveUpdate Notice Service or Norton LiveConnect Service belongs to software LiveUpdate Notice or LiveUpdate Notice Service or Norton LiveConnect by Symantec (www.symantec.com).

Description: PIFSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PIFSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 517,768 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 583,048 bytes or 169,608 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pifsvc.exe.html 
It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The PIFSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can do the following:

  • look for help on the www.symantec.com's website
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ LiveUpdate Notice or Norton LiveConnect

Recommended: Identify PIFSvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PIFSvc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PIFSvc.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

Datei gehört zum Live Update Manager der Norton Internet Security
keine gefahr
  julien thoma  
It CAN NOT be removed by the Add\Remove programs applet. It is insidious and keeps badering you to buy a symantec subscription even if you have removed all symantec products from your system. I've talked to several people and no one can figure out how to remove it. NEVER BUY A SYMANTEC PRODUCT or any machine that comes loaded witha symantec product unless you want to be badgered every day you use it to buy a $100 subscription you don't want. Talk about a computer hack!
  S Brannan  
Required for Symantic's Security Suite. Does not remove with the Symantic Uninstaller, and will hamper use of any other security software if not wanted.
  ~LZ~   (further information)
pifsvc.exe is a LiveUpdate Notice Service from Symantec

Summary: Average user rating of PIFSvc.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments.
One user thinks PIFSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks PIFSvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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