What is service4g.exe?

The genuine service4g.exe file is a software component of XS Stick by 4G Systems GmbH & Co. KG.
Service4g.exe is an executable file that belongs to XSStick, a USB drive for broadband connectivity. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. XSStick offers wireless Internet connectivity for laptops and personal computers. It is designed to be used on the Windows and Mac operating systems. The device offers plug and play support, a 32GB memory card, an LED indicator for connection status, and can even host a SIM card. 4G Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a German company that specialises in designing, developing, producing and marketing of hardware and software products for wireless data communication. The company produces products that use GSM, UMTS, LTE and WLAN and have applications in VoIP, VoWLAN, firewall systems and several encryption technologies.

Service4G stands for Control Service for 4G Systems XS Stick

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 service4g.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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Service4g.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with service4g
Service4g.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Control Service belongs to software unknown by 4G Systems GmbH & Co. KG (

Description: Service4g.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Service4g.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 145,064 bytes (54% of all occurrences) or 125,200 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Service4g.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Service4g.exe is not a Windows core file. Service4g.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify service4g.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as service4g.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the service4g.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

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Summary: Average user rating of service4g.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks service4g.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving service4g issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with service4g. 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 service4g.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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