Is vsserv.exe safe?
Vsserv.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if vsserv.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Vsserv.exe file information
The process known as BitDefender Security Service or Bitdefender Security Service or The Shield Deluxe (version 2009 Security Service) or The Shield Deluxe Security Service or Defender Pro Security Service
belongs to software BitDefender (version 10, 9, 9 Professional Plus, 8, 9 Internet Security, 11, 9 Standard, 2009, 2010, 8 AntiVirus +) or BitDefender Virus Shield or BitDefender Antivirus Plus (version v10) or BitDefender Internet Security (version 2011) or BitDefender Antivirus (version v10, 2009, 2008) or BitDefender Total Security (version 2011, 2009, 2010, 2008) or The Shield Deluxe (version 2009, 2010) or BitDefender Free Edition (version v10, 2009) or Bitdefender Internet Security (version 2013, 2012)
by SOFTWIN S.R.L (www.softwin.com) or BitDefender S. R. L (www.bitdefender.com) or Bitdefender (www.bitdefender.com/) or PCSecurityShield (www.pcsecurityshield.com) or Defender Pro.
Description: Vsserv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. vsserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\ or C:\Program Files\BullGuard\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 335,872 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 462,848 bytes and 63 more variants.
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Vsserv.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with vsserv.exe, you can also ask Customer Support to assist you, update  the program or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > BitDefender Total Security or BitDefender Antivirus).
Recommended: Identify vsserv.exe related errors
If vsserv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 389,120 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 315,392 bytes and 5 more variants. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. Vsserv.exe is able to hide itself.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "BitDefender Virus Shield" must run at start up. BitDefender antivirus
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vsserv.exe. Therefore, you should check the vsserv.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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