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What is WinService.exe?

WinService.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 WinService.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.

WinService.exe file information

The process known as SCM_Service or Client-Server-Laufzeitprozess belongs to software SCM_Service or Quick PDF Converter Suite or Hijack This by NETGEAR (www.netgear.com) or Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com).

Description: WinService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file WinService.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 180,224 bytes (92% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes or 186,848 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/winservice.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. WinService.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. WinService.exe is not a Windows system file. WinService.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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If WinService.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 143,360 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,581,650 bytes, 43,008 bytes, 195,584 bytes or 273,408 bytes. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. WinService.exe is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications.

If WinService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 88,064 bytes. WinService.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. WinService.exe is not a Windows core file.
If problems with WinService.exe come up, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Quick PDF Converter Suite or look for help on the www.quickpdftoword.com's website.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name WinService.exe, for example Artemis!45F94AED601F or Artemis!40A99BF7927B (detected by McAfee), and Trojan.Generic.4462789 or Trojan.Generic.5006188 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the WinService.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

Windows Vista Service
will not let Win XP load on laptop
It's a file which comes with the Netgear WG111v2 drivers for Windows
  Gerd   (further information)
Part of Netgear wg111v2 driver version 4.0. Very stupid way of putting driver this way
It is signed with a netgear digital certificate and is installed via the latest netgear drivers.
Netgear WG111 driver installation creates a file called WinService.exe that is used sometimes with it's wireless usb device. Places the exe in similar location to trojans. This file may be legit in some cases (though only if you installed a netgear driver!)
  Josh   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of WinService.exe: based on 8 votes with 6 user comments.
2 users think WinService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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