What is vseamps.exe?

The genuine vseamps.exe file is a software component of Iolo System Mechanic by Commtouch.
Iolo System Mechanic is a system tune-up utility. Vseamps.exe runs the virus scan utility for System Mechanic. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Iolo System Mechanic is a utility program used for speeding up PC performance through hard disk defragmentation, registry repair, real-time CPU and RAM tweaks, modifying Windows indexing services, and more. The program also offers a Privacy Shield that is designed to prevent Windows from gathering personal information, thereby speeding up performance even further. Iolo System Mechanic is available for the Windows platform. iolo technologies is an American company that develops utility software designed to optimize user experience while using Windows PCs. The company is best known for System Mechanic, a PC tune-up utility software. iolo was established in 1998 by Noah T. Rowles and was acquired by Phoenix Technologies in 2013. It is currently based in Los Angeles, California, USA.

VSEAMPS stands for Virus Scan Extension for Authentium System Mechanic Pro 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 vseamps.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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Vseamps.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with vseamps
Vseamps.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AVSDK5 Active Protection Singleton Service belongs to software AVSDK5 by Commtouch or CYREN or Authentium (

Description: Vseamps.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vseamps.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 97,120 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 122,120 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. The vseamps.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Vseamps.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You may also uninstall the software AVSDK5 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), visit the support page or update to a possibly bug-fixed version.

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If vseamps.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 115,752 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 122,120 bytes. The program has no visible window. Vseamps.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file.

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

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