How to remove the TCPService virus

Most antivirus programs identify TCPService.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Pophot.dcli, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse.

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TCPService.exe file information

The process known as TCPService.exe belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: TCPService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. TCPService.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 204,800 bytes. 
There is no file information. The TCPService.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The TCPService.exe file is not a Windows core file. TCPService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify TCPService.exe related errors

If TCPService.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 800,768 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows system file. TCPService.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the TCPService.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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Summary: Average user rating of TCPService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks TCPService.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving TCPService issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active TCPService process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the TCPService.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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