What is slimsvc.exe?

The genuine slimsvc.exe file is a software component of SlimServer by Slim Devices.
SlimServer (currently Logitech Media Server) is an audio-streaming server designed to stream media over a network. Slimsvc.exe runs the main process for the SlimServer. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. SlimServer allows users access to their media collection from anywhere provided they have an Internet connection. The software can stream to both hardware and software receivers. The servers supports most popular audio formats including MP3, FLAC, WAV, Ogg, and AAC. The program can also transcode audio and provides support for plugins and integration with online services. SlimServer supports the Windows platform. Slim Devices, Inc. was an American company that is best known for the development of the Squeezebox network music player and the open-source SlimServer software. The company supported open-source software development since its founding. Slim Devices was started in 2000 by Sean Adams and was completely acquired by Logitech in 2006. The company was based in Mountain View, California, USA.

SlimSvc stands for SlimServer Service

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 slimsvc.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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Slimsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with slimsvc
Slimsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Check Point SSL Network Extender Service or Check Point SSL Network Extender belongs to software Check Point SSL Network or slim or Check Point SSL Network Extender Service by Check Point Software Technologies (

Description: Slimsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Slimsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 331,870 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 307,295 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Slimsvc.exe is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Slimsvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with slimsvc.exe, you may also do the following:
  • look for help on the website
  • uninstall Check Point SSL Network or Check Point SSL Network Extender Service software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as slimsvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the slimsvc.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

Slim Devices Server
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Summary: Average user rating of slimsvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think slimsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving slimsvc issues

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