What is OcsService.exe?

The genuine OcsService.exe file is a software component of Open Computers and Software Inventory - Next Generation by OCS Inventory.
OCS Inventory Next Generation is free software developed in France for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX and Android, highly popular in Europe, which automatically keeps enterprises with complex IT networks up to date on what hardware and software is present. The Agent program on each of multiple client machines sends scan results to a central OCS Server where an administrator can view it and manage licenses and other aspects. The Agent, which can be installed as a Windows service to start automatically, was in Beta release for Version 2.2 in May 2016. (Only earlier versions work with Windows XP or Server 2003.) Instructions to uninstall the Agent or Server can be found at "" under "Documentation." The primary partner of the OCSinventory-NG Team is FactorFX, an organization based in Granville in Normandy, France, since 2001, dedicated to proving "liberty, respect, and sharing can be at the base of social and economic successes." Parts of the OCS and FactorFX websites may require translation from French.

OCSservice stands for Open Computers and Software Inventory Agent launcher service

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 OcsService.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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OcsService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with OcsService
OcsService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Open Computers and Software Inventory Agent launcher service or OCS Inventory NG Service belongs to software Open Computers and Software Inventory or OCS Inventory NG Windows Agent by or OCS Inventory NG or

Description: OcsService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The OcsService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 35,840 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to ask for help from Support or uninstall OCS Inventory Agent or OCS Inventory NG Agent software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

As per the description - its a part of system used to create inventory of of computer hardware - shud be on your comp. only if you/your company uses this system
Agent to scan soft- and hardware, install software. Used by companies.

Summary: Average user rating of OcsService.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving OcsService issues

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