What is ScpService.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 ScpService.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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ScpService.exe file information

The process known as ScpService belongs to software SCP DS3 Service or ScpToolkit by Scarlet.Crush Productions.

Description: ScpService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ScpService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder or in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 381,952 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 388,352 bytes or 389,632 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The ScpService.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. ScpService.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:
  1) uninstall Catalyst Control Center - Branding or ScpToolkit software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify ScpService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ScpService.exe. Therefore, you should check the ScpService.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's a service to 'convert' a PS3 controller to a xbox360 (it simply fools the computer and telling it thats its a microsoft xbox360 controller instead of a ps3 controller.) it doesn't alter the software of the PS3 whatsoever.
ScpService communicates non-stop to the internet, at a steady upload rate of 10kB/s all day long, something fool is happening here.
Used for setting up a Dualshock 3 controller (Which is a PS3 controller), a WII U pro controller, or many other types of controllers. Personally, I it from a program called WiiUSoft to allow me to use my WII U pro controller on my PC. Shouldn't cause any harm.

Summary: Average user rating of ScpService.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks 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 ScpService issues

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