What is uUACTokenSvc.exe?

The genuine uUACTokenSvc.exe file is a software component of ArcSoft Connect by ArcSoft.
uUACTokenSvc.exe is an executable file that is associated with ArcSoft Connect, a program that provides access to help files for any ArcSoft products installed on the system. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. ArcSoft Connect provides links to help files, user manuals and pulls news and information relevant to the product that the user may need help with. The program connects with each ArcSoft product that is installed and acts as a management service and can be used to update individual ArcSoft products. ArcSoft, Inc. is an American company that develops solutions in photo and video imaging. ArcSoft software is currently used in devices ranging from smartphones to tablets, PCs, smart TVs, digital cameras and more. The company was founded in 1994 and is currently headquartered in Fremont, California.

UUACTokenSvc stands for Update User Account Control Token Service

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 uUACTokenSvc.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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UUACTokenSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with uUACTokenSvc
UUACTokenSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as UACTokenSvc belongs to software UACTokenSvc by ArcSoft (

Description: UUACTokenSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The uUACTokenSvc.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 83,512 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 67,104 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. UUACTokenSvc.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. UUACTokenSvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as uUACTokenSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the uUACTokenSvc.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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Best practices for resolving uUACTokenSvc issues

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