The genuine VService.exe file is a software component of SCO XVision Eclipse by The Santa Cruz Operation.
This process runs in the background for the Xvision Eclipse software package, which is a Unix X server for PCs. The X server is used for running Unix or Linux applications within Windows. The X server continues to run in the background until you exit fully by right clicking the icon in the tray. MKS currently maintains the software since purchasing the rights from SCO in 2006.
VService stands for Vision 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 VService.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.
Description: VService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. VService.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 335,872 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 352,256 bytes.
VService.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. VService.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. VService.exe is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. VService.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If VService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 626,688 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 550,912 bytes. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The VService.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.
If VService.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 88% dangerous. The file size is 335,872 bytes. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The VService.exe file is not a Windows system file. VService.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VService.exe. Therefore, you should check the VService.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VService. 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 VService.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.