What is xcommsvr.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 xcommsvr.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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Xcommsvr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with xcommsvr
Xcommsvr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as BitDefender Communicator Server

belongs to software Softwin BitDefender Communicator Server or BitDefender Internet Security or BitDefender Communicator Server or BitDefender Total Security (version 2008) or BitDefender Antivirus (version 2008)

by BitDefender ( or SOFTWIN S.R.L ( or Softwin (

Description: Xcommsvr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Xcommsvr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (96% of all occurrences) or 69,632 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Xcommsvr.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with xcommsvr.exe, you could also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramBitDefender Internet Security or BitDefender Free Edition v10.

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External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xcommsvr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the xcommsvr.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

BitDefender Communicator Server (antivrus)
Part of BitDefender Anti Virus Software.
bitdefender file
BitDefender Communicator Server - internet security (antivirus, firewall, antispam)
Part of Bitdefender Internet Security Suite

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Summary: Average user rating of xcommsvr.exe: based on 12 votes with 6 user comments. 11 users think xcommsvr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks xcommsvr.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving xcommsvr issues

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