How to remove the regsvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify regsvc.exe as malware—for instance BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.1655060, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:Server-FTP.Win32.Serv-U.gen.

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Regsvc.exe file information

The process known as Registry Monitor Service belongs to software RegSvc or Registry Services by Microsoft (

Description: Regsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file regsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 793,088 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. Regsvc.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If regsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 81,408 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 793,088 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Regsvc.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

If regsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 16,384 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 13,824 bytes. Regsvc.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). Regsvc.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the regsvc.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

it disables task manager, command prompt, and other registry editors, and it does not allow to open explorer like example my computer, internet explorer and so on. It also creates more than 30 user accounts every time and not allowing access to control panel..
  Hatwin Libins  
I have a system with XP/SP3 on. I started to receive many Generic Host Process for Win32 Services error messages, and memory errors as well. A malware remover destroyed both c:\windows\repsvc.exe and c:\windows\nigzss.txt.
Not a Standard Windows Service. The Remote-Registry Service of Windows is activated by the exe "C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService"
Not needed for normal use, helps to enter in your PC
Remote Registry Service. Not needed for home use. Better to disable it from services menu.
Its a useful service for managing more machines. PSTools needs this service.
  Marc   (further information)
Just disable it. See what happens. If nothing happens delete it.
  Dennis Colbath  
The Remote Registry Service is utilized by a number of different native Windows utilities. Disabling it on a server would renender the server pretty much useless when it came to remote management. As for the desktop, while you could safely disable it, you would definitely want to test it, especially in an enterprise environment.
  Mark Kroehler  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of regsvc.exe: based on 45 votes with 9 reviews. 16 users think regsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 18 users think regsvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade regsvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving regsvc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active regsvc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the regsvc.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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