What is winservices.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 winservices.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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Winservices.exe file information

The process belongs to software Microcat for Ford Europe by unknown.

Description: Winservices.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Winservices.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 90,112 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 143,360 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). Winservices.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with winservices.exe, you could also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Microcat for Ford Europe).

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If winservices.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 95% dangerous. The file size is 59,904 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes or 312,577 bytes. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The winservices.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Winservices.exe is able to monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware also uses the file name winservices.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Agent.bpix or Worm.Win32.AutoRun.eyu (detected by Kaspersky), and WORM_AUTORUN.MCL or PAK_Generic.001 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the winservices.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

Es Verteilt sich sehr schnell und block jegliche anwendungen wie i-net und programme !! sehr Gefährlich
I uninstall it all the time but it keeps reinstaling itself. it is very anoying.I stops me from using programs that are internet based. It always crashes the internet by saying internet explorer has stoped working. Its a real pain
  Paul Leather  

Summary: Average user rating of winservices.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users think winservices.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving winservices issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with winservices. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the winservices.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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