How to remove an runservice error
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Runservice.exe file information
Description: The file runservice.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,560 bytes (95% of all occurrences), 16,384 bytes or 180,188 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify runservice.exe related errors
If runservice.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 182,272 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File runservice.exe is not a Windows system file. runservice.exe seems to be a compressed file.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "LicCrtl" is not required to run at start up. eLicense, licensing system incorporated with some software and games
- "LicCtrl" can run at start up.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as runservice.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the runservice.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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