What is VxSvc.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 VxSvc.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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VxSvc.exe file information

The process known as Volume Manager Service belongs to software Volume Manager for Windows (version 2000) by VERITAS Software (

Description: VxSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. VxSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 49,936 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The VxSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with VxSvc.exe, you could also remove the entire program Dell OpenManage using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify VxSvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VxSvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the VxSvc.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

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Summary: Average user rating of VxSvc.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving VxSvc issues

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

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