What is UAService7.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 UAService7.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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UAService7.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with UAService7
UAService7.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SecuROM User Access Service (version (V7)., (V7)) belongs to software SecuROM User Access Service (version (V7), (V7)., (V7), SecuROM User Access Service (V7)) by Sony DADC Austria AG (

Description: UAService7.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. UAService7.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 126,976 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 122,880 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The UAService7.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The UAService7.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. UAService7.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UAService7.exe. Therefore, you should check the UAService7.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

DANGER: This is DRM software and disables features on your computer in an attempt to prevent the game from being run on other computers. Although Sony claims that its purpose is to prevent piracy, it does not allow removal and restricts usage of your computer, therefore is considered malware and poses a security risk.
  DBD Member  
It has appeared after installing Magic Disc - Virtual CD Software
Secure Rom user access service. - installed with Starcraft 2 (in my case) It can be disabled MSConfig (under services). It can be turned off and on with services Game still works fine
  Gordon James  
its anti copyright program to stop pirates.
It can severely interfere with using your computer, including causing restarts or disabling your CD/DVD drive. It has problems with other legal software like CD/DVD burners.
Required for some CD-ROM based games released by Sony and other developers. The cleanest way to disable it is to change the services setting (Run services.msc) for this program. Change the setting for 'SecuROM User Access Services (v7)' from automatically starting to the 'manual' start setting (Right click Properties Startup Type Manual). This way your games or other programs will start this service only when you start the program...otherwise it'll stay off and shouldn't restart every time you start Windows.
I think mine was installed by gametap so I can play thier games which are downloaded on my computer but require a subscription to play.
Securom is a copy right protection created by Sony DAC, it is used by gaming companies. like EA games . In order to get rid of securom, you must go into the regisrty, and remove the key. The uaservice7.exe file can be found in system32 on your comp. Securom has been known to disable some cd burners, and mess around with your antivirus. Some people may not have the uaservice folder if they have a user account on their comp. If you are not able to go into the registry you can reformat your comp to remove securom. However, you will not be able to play your game once securom is removed.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of UAService7.exe: based on 87 votes with 9 reviews. 29 users think UAService7.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 28 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 14 users suspect danger. 13 users think UAService7.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 12 users don't grade UAService7.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving UAService7 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with UAService7. 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.

To help you analyze the UAService7.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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