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What is portserv.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 portserv.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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Portserv.exe file information

The process belongs to software Plain-401X-VAL-DE-G-b0-DERUE or Actuate iServer (version 8) by GME (www.gme.net.au).

Description: Portserv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Portserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 17,920 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/portserv.exe.html 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the software Actuate iServer 8 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If portserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 20,992 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The portserv.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the software Plain-401X-VAL-DE-G-b0-DERUE using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as portserv.exe. Therefore, you should check the portserv.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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User Comments

stm doesnt seem to like it
   
This belongs to a port mapping software from AspenTech
  Marion  

Summary: Average user rating of portserv.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving portserv issues

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