What is serv-u.ini?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the serv-u.ini 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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Serv-u.ini file information

The process belongs to software LSASS.exe or services.exe by unknown.

Description: Serv-u.ini is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file serv-u.ini is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. Note: File does not exist any longer. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The serv-u.ini file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify serv-u.ini related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as serv-u.ini. Therefore, you should check the serv-u.ini 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

Serv-U.ini is a configuration file for a very old edition of the Serv-U FTP Server. It is not an executable file, however, its presence on your system suggests that you either have old and unpatched software (current version in 2011 was v.11, BTW) or that your machine may be carrying a rootkit built around decade-old software.
  Jonathan Lampe, CISSP - RhinoSoft   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of serv-u.ini: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving serv-u issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with serv-u. 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 serv-u.ini 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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