How to remove an svc error
The free file information forum can help you determine if svc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Svc.exe file information
Description: svc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 83,456 bytes.
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If svc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 85% dangerous. The file size is 177,152 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 179,200 bytes and 15 more variants. There is no file information. Program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). File svc.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. svc.exe is able to record inputs.
If svc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 95% dangerous. The file size is 348,160 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 4,265 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Svc.exe is not a Windows core file.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Svc" definitely not required. Hijacker, Clientman parasite variant, redirecting to madfinder.com. Detected by Symantec as the MADFIND TROJAN!
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as svc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the svc.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.
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