What is ViewpointService.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 ViewpointService.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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ViewpointService.exe file information

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

The process known as ViewMgr or Viewpoint Media Player ViewpointService.exe

belongs to software Viewpoint Manager or Viewpoint Manager Service or Viewpoint Service or Viewpoint Media Player ViewpointService.exe or Microsoft Office Standard or Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft or My Book Device Driver or Adobe Integrated Runtime

by Viewpoint (

Description: ViewpointService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ViewpointService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,652 bytes (99% of all occurrences), 30,152 bytes or 45,056 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. ViewpointService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with ViewpointService.exe occur, you might want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramViewpoint Manager or Viewpoint Media Player
  2) contact Customer Service [1][2]
  3) update [1][2] to a possibly bug-fixed version.

Recommended: Identify ViewpointService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ViewpointService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Virus:Win32/Patchload.O (detected by Microsoft), and Virus.Win32.Suspic.gen (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the ViewpointService.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

potetially unwanted proram, displays contextual advertizements while searchoing the web
It allows Flash and other Viewpoint applications such as AOL Instant Greetings to work correctly.
  PreciousPony   (further information)
Needed for ViewPoint media player (VMP) can be removed without any problems if not using VMP
  N3mo from Israel   (further information)
It's a Media player browser plugin.
  stevencin40   (further information)
Viewpoint Media Player is a web browser plug-in that enables users to view 3D content and other media. It is bundled with AOL, AIM, versions of Netscape, certain Adobe products and sometimes not mentioned in the license agreement. Viewpoint is also bundled with Adobe Atmosphere and hardware manufacturers pre-install some of these applications.
  RF   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of ViewpointService.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks ViewpointService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ViewpointService issues

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