What is svnserve.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 svnserve.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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Svnserve.exe file information

The process known as Subversion Server belongs to software Subversion or CollabNet Subversion or CollabNet Subversion Server by or

Description: Svnserve.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Svnserve.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 561,238 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 135,260 bytes, 110,703 bytes or 114,780 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Svnserve.exe is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of svnserve.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > CollabNet Subversion Server or Subversion 1.4.5-r25188) or ask the software vendor,, for advice.

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

Subversion Server Process
  Martin Fuchs  
Subversion Server
Subversion Server Software
This is the server process for the subversion version control system. If this process is on your system you will probably know what it's for...
  Dieter Durstig   (further information)
A server process for Subversion Control for software development. It will never be on someones system who does not do development and/or installed it themselves.
  Kerry Kurtz   (further information)
svn server for managing subversions
  Pramod G  
Source control

Summary: Average user rating of svnserve.exe: based on 5 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think svnserve.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade svnserve.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving svnserve issues

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