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Windows 7: Winservice.exe

14 Dec 2011   #1
awilsonlee

 
 
Winservice.exe

Hi.
Can someone please give me a definitive answer as to what "Winservice.exe" is. It's showing up in my Boot (Win 7 64 sp1) taking up to about a second out of it. Not much I know, but what is slightly worrying is not knowing what it is. It doesn't seem to belong to Microsoft. Everywhere I search just gives a variety of different answers, from Trojan to necessary service.

Here's hoping.

Andy.


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14 Dec 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awilsonlee View Post
Hi.
Can someone please give me a definitive answer as to what "Winservice.exe" is. It's showing up in my Boot (Win 7 64 sp1) taking up to about a second out of it. Not much I know, but what is slightly worrying is not knowing what it is. It doesn't seem to belong to Microsoft. Everywhere I search just gives a variety of different answers, from Trojan to necessary service.

Here's hoping.

Andy.
Hi Andy

There is no definitive answer. You can get a better idea by eliminating the possibility of malware by running malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

If nothing is found, and the file is located in C:\windows\system32 it is probably a system file.

Is there anything else going on? Like is you anti virus not working, or are they problems with certain applications,etc?
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15 Dec 2011   #3
awilsonlee

 
 

Hi, thanks for the reply.
MSE up to date, and regular Malwarebytes scans. I can't find it in the system32 file but it turns up as an application in:C:\Windows\SysWOW64. whatever that might be.

I wouldn't have known it was there, but for "Soluto" identifying it in the boot sequence. There doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening, so I guess I will just have to live with it.


Thanks again.

Andy.
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15 Dec 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awilsonlee View Post
Hi, thanks for the reply.
MSE up to date, and regular Malwarebytes scans. I can't find it in the system32 file but it turns up as an application in:C:\Windows\SysWOW64. whatever that might be.

I wouldn't have known it was there, but for "Soluto" identifying it in the boot sequence. There doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening, so I guess I will just have to live with it.


Thanks again.

Andy.
Thought you were 32bit hence the system32. Seems like you have a handle on it and it may be just a one off.
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