What is service.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 service.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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Service.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with service
Service.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as JME Keyboard Driver or CyberGhost VPN Service or ErrorDnsTest or HijackThis or MemoryClean or IVoqddhnI0lqTBhwna or TmtkControl or Windows Service Provider

appears to belong to software CyberGhost (version 5) or Service Application or M i r a r ErrorDnsTest or League Screensaver or TurboYourPC or HijackThis or Kinoni Streamer or OLc5J or Dell 3007WFP or W3AnhbJLdElqYkbVLfdBpx5KBYaCg or Windows Service Provider

by CyberGhost S.R.L or Search Safer or M i r a r or Microsoft ( or Turbo Tools ltd or Trend Micro ( or HWUiT4BhR or InfoSpace Sales.

Description: Service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file service.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (e.g. C:\WINDOWS\system32\ or C:\Program Files\Dell\Solution Center\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (97% of all occurrences), 8,192 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Service.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Bahumut Navegaki (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or search for help on the company's website.

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External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware also uses the file name service.exe, for example ADW_SAFESEARCH or TROJ_KREEPER.AL (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan:Win32/Uascape.A or VirTool:Win32/VBInject.gen!BW (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the service.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If JME Keyboard Driver has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

only what I've read - that it's not safe
  Ree Bolton  
Has destroyed my computer. Pop up adds and redirections, had to pay to have it removed!
  computer novice  
Lenovo Blacksilk USB Keyboard - Readme Instructions Keyboard driver version: V1.4.11.0608(Only open the CD-ROM) (c) Copyright JME, All Rights Reserved. I. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Software: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Hardware: A computer PC with USB ports. II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS To install the software for your Lenovo Blacksilk USB Keyboard, please follow below steps: 1. Turn your system on and start Windows. 2. Connect your Lenovo Blacksilk USB Keyboard to the USB port of your PC. 3. If this is the first that you connect the Lenovo Blacksilk USB Keyboard
tries to acess my computer through my norton antivirus only when connecting to the internet. norton blocks it each time..
it is a rootkit
Trojan Horse
  Sri   (further information)
Trojan.Service HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\aspnet C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\SERVICE.EXE HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_aspnet HKLM\System\ControlSet002\Services\aspnet HKLM\System\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_aspnet HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\aspnet HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_aspnet
There are many applications called ServiceExe out there. Most of them are not dangerous at all.
  Matthias   (further information)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of service.exe: based on 25 votes with 9 reviews. 6 users think service.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 12 users think service.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade service.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving service issues

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