What is svcntaux.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 svcntaux.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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Svcntaux.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with svcntaux
Svcntaux.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PC Tools Auxiliary Service belongs to software Spyware Doctor by PC Tools (

Description: Svcntaux.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Svcntaux.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 742,216 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 708,176 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The application has no file description. The program is not visible. Svcntaux.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. Svcntaux.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of svcntaux.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Spyware Doctor).

Recommended: Identify svcntaux.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as svcntaux.exe. Therefore, you should check the svcntaux.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 svcntaux.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks svcntaux.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks svcntaux.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svcntaux issues

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