What is qimlsrv.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 qimlsrv.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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Qimlsrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with qimlsrv
Qimlsrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Service Monitor belongs to software IM Lock Professional by Comvigo (

Description: Qimlsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Qimlsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 243,776 bytes. 
Qimlsrv.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Qimlsrv.exe is digitally signed. Qimlsrv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Comvigo, Inc. come up, you can contact to assist you or uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If qimlsrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 49% dangerous. The file size is 165,896 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 202,760 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The qimlsrv.exe file is not a Windows system file. Qimlsrv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as qimlsrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the qimlsrv.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 qimlsrv issues

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