What is svcadmin.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 svcadmin.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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Svcadmin.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with svcadmin
Svcadmin.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Anyplace Control Security belongs to software Anyplace Control Security by unknown.

Description: Svcadmin.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svcadmin.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 104,960 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 112,128 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. Svcadmin.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name svcadmin.exe, for example not-a-virus:RemoteAdmin.Win32.AnyplaceControl.k (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Generic.2072715 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the svcadmin.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

Seems to be added by Anyplace Control software
Trojan horse(can only be deleted by antivirus) in the folder c:\windows\

Summary: Average user rating of svcadmin.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks svcadmin.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks svcadmin.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svcadmin issues

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