What is SKEYSRVC.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 SKEYSRVC.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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SKEYSRVC.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SKEYSRVC
SKEYSRVC.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SmartKey Multilan Service belongs to software SmartKey by EUTRON ( or Eutron ( or Eutronsec.

Description: SKEYSRVC.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SKEYSRVC.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 118,784 bytes and 4 more variants. 
SKEYSRVC.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The SKEYSRVC.exe file is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If SKEYSRVC.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 126,976 bytes. The SKEYSRVC.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The SKEYSRVC.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SKEYSRVC.exe. Therefore, you should check the SKEYSRVC.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

This belongs to SmartKey Multilan Service by Eutron

Summary: Average user rating of SKEYSRVC.exe: 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 SKEYSRVC issues

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