What is pythonservice.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 pythonservice.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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Pythonservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with pythonservice
Pythonservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AG Windows Service belongs to software Webshots Desktop or PyWin32 or Kiwee Toolbar or AG Windows Service by unknown.

Description: Pythonservice.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pythonservice.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,240 bytes (97% of all occurrences), 16,384 bytes or 8,704 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program Webshots Desktop or Kiwee Toolbar using Windows Control Panel or visit the website.

Recommended: Identify pythonservice.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pythonservice.exe. Therefore, you should check the pythonservice.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

Python is a computer language needed by other programs to run. (For example, an add-on toolbar for Windows Live Messenger used it)
  Bob   (further information)
pythonservice.exe asked permission from my firewall to use the internet more than once to connect to a specific web address.
  Catherine F  
phytonservice.exe is part of the kiwee toolbar used in windows live messenger. Sometimes it tries to establish a connection to via port 80
  Marcus   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of pythonservice.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving pythonservice issues

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