What is VSSVC.exe?
VSSVC.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 VSSVC.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.
VSSVC.exe file information
The process known as Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service or Servicio de instantáneas de volumen de Microsoft or Microsoft® Volumeschattenkopie-Dienst belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: VSSVC.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. VSSVC.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 289,792 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 924,160 bytes and 13 more variants.
The VSSVC.exe file is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If VSSVC.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 1,600,512 bytes. The program is not visible. The VSSVC.exe file is not a Windows core file.
If VSSVC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 7,680 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 8,704 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file.
If VSSVC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 718,336 bytes.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as VSSVC.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VSSVC.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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