What is ufdsvc.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 ufdsvc.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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Ufdsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ufdsvc
Ufdsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as UFD Command Service belongs to software Generic UFDSVC by Generic.

Description: Ufdsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ufdsvc.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 69,632 bytes (82% of all occurrences) or 77,824 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Ufdsvc.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The ufdsvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

cause read errors on boot
Wird durch die Ausführung des Transcend-eigenen USB-Stick-Formatierungstools "mFormat" mitinstalliert. Versteckt sich nicht. Erzeugt sogar ein kleines Log in \Windows\ufdsvclog.txt. Tool ist nur für Transcend-Stick-Besitzer downloadbar (erfordert Seriennummer).
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in English: the Transcend-proprietary USB stick formatting tool "mFormat" installs and starts the "UFD Command Service" (UFDSvc.exe), when it is executed the first time. This tool doesn't hide itself, it even creates a tiny log in \Windows\ufdsvclog.txt. The service can be managed (e.g. disabled) using the Windows XP's Services applet. Tool is downloadable for owners of Transcend Sticks (download requires its serial number to proceed).
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Online Armor firewall would not access internet unless ufdsvc.exe is marked to Auto-Run
  Kevin D.  

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Summary: Average user rating of ufdsvc.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks ufdsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think ufdsvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ufdsvc issues

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