How to remove the glsvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify glsvc.exe as malware—e.g. F-Secure identifies it as Application.BitCoinMiner.K, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2.

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Glsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with glsvc
Glsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as bitcoin-miner belongs to software Bitcoin Miner by Ufasoft (

Description: Glsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Glsvc.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,046,016 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Glsvc.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If glsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 1,046,016 bytes. The program is not visible. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. Glsvc.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the glsvc.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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Summary: Average user rating of glsvc.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks glsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving glsvc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active glsvc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the glsvc.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

glsvc.exe [all]