What is resetservice.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 resetservice.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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Resetservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with resetservice
Resetservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The resetservice.exe process contains no information about its author.

Description: Resetservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The resetservice.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 5,632 bytes. 
Resetservice.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The resetservice.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The resetservice.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as resetservice.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the resetservice.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

Windows XP Product Activation Bypass (Reset5)
Disables Activation for Windows OSes (2K and above). If you have it, you installed it!
  Quel Thallas  
activation programm for windows xp (rus), Srvany.exe is the second file of this programm ;)
bypasses WPA (Windows Product Activation)
disables activation for windows xp, works great with sp1, i have seen some issues with sp2
  Toxic bob  
Disables Windows XP Product Registration
Allows users to pirate Windows XP
It makes it so you don't have to activate WinXP (Not SP2! It will kill SP2)
  Earl Plotner  
Constantly resets activation clock on ripped versions of xp (permanently 60 days) and turns off activation reminders. Very useful.
Windows XP activation bypass known as Reset
Rids your computer of that god aweful WPA, and allows you to use windows free of charge.
i have sp2 windows xp.can i bypass activation with this file?
Any Windows-System-File's Name cannot contain more than 8 symbols...
  Vladi Segal  
Windows XP Product Activation Bypass
wpa kill exe sp2
allows you to have an un registered copy of windows xp sp1
Great tool for beating Bill Gates at his own game XP SP1 only
  Ima Cactus  
Windows XP Product Activation Bypass
Windows XP Product Activation Bypass

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of resetservice.exe: based on 37 votes with 20 user comments. 23 users think resetservice.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 3 users think resetservice.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade resetservice.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving resetservice issues

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