What is VProSvc.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 VProSvc.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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VProSvc.exe file information

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

The process known as Service Module belongs to software Norton Ghost or Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery or Norton Save and Restore by Symantec (

Description: VProSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. VProSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,388,192 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 2,111,080 bytes and 13 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The VProSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The VProSvc.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. VProSvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using VProSvc.exe, you might want to use the software publisher’s support site, update the program or completely remove Norton Ghost or SPBBC 32bit (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify VProSvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VProSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VProSvc.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

Look this file up on Wikipedia!
  Jimbo Wales   (further information)
Lästig aber harmlos. Läuft bei jedem Backup das Norton Ghost ausführt. Ist im Zeitplan eingestellt. " Ausführen bei jedem Systemstart" verlängert sich der Systemstart um die Backupzeit. Ist der PC während eines Backup abgestürzt, hängt sich VProSvc.exe allmählich auf. Er beansprucht immer mehr CPU bis er schließlich mit 99% alle Resourcen bindet. Da hilft nur Rechner mit RESET-Taste abmurksen. Beim Neustart ganz flink den Backupplan deaktivieren. Dann die gesamte Norton Software deinstallieren, weit wegschmeissen und andere Produkte einsetzen.
It slows your computer down like crazy get rid of it. It's part of Norton programs
It has a memory leak and will use up ALL your RAM. After a time you will get "Virtual Memory Low" errors.
  Jim C.  
Its a Norton Ghost part by me. It runs in the background.
Position cursor on Norton Ghost taskbar icon - says creating recovery point
  Bill Dean  
This is part of Norton Ghost. If you see it running, you need to change the schedule on your backup plan so that Ghost isn't trying to backup your system while you're using it. Harmless.
  Chuck Sears  
It does slow down the computer and uses Core capacity
I used msconfig do stop the ghost service from starting and all of a sudden my XP laptop boots like a charm. Norton ghost works fine apart from the fact that it slows down my machine when booting and yes - it has a memory leak!

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of VProSvc.exe: based on 9 votes with 9 user comments. One user thinks VProSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks VProSvc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade VProSvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving VProSvc issues

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