cisvc.exe - Is cisvc.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is cisvc.exe?
Purpose of cisvc.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. cisvc.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
cisvc.exe is a file which may have been on your computer since the day you purchased but may also have arrived from installed programs. Always verify the disk and folder location, this is important for verifying your file is in the correct location and is not virus or spyware related. This cisvc.exe file is used as part of an indexing service within windows and is part of your operating system. Note that many people have reported keyloggers using the cisvc.exe name and location. I myself have not seen this, but if you have any concern I would recommend actually renaming the cisvc.exe file to something like cisvcBACKUP.exe. This way you can always go back and rename it and reboot to have your system back the way it was, and if your system is running fine with it renamed then simply leave with the backup name in it so cisvc.exe is no longer running. (It won't be running with the name changed as the startup will not find it). Visit cisvc.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the cisvc.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe On Vista and later you will find it at c:\windows\winsxs\......\cisvc.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, cisvc.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. cisvc.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is cisvc.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove cisvc.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    cisvc.exe is a file which may have been on your computer since the day you purchased but may also have arrived from installed programs. Always verify the disk and folder location, this is important for verifying your file is in the correct location and is not virus or spyware related. This cisvc.exe file is used as part of an indexing service within windows and is part of your operating system. Note that many people have reported keyloggers using the cisvc.exe name and location. I myself have not seen this, but if you have any concern I would recommend actually renaming the cisvc.exe file to something like cisvcBACKUP.exe. This way you can always go back and rename it and reboot to have your system back the way it was, and if your system is running fine with it renamed then simply leave with the backup name in it so cisvc.exe is no longer running. (It won't be running with the name changed as the startup will not find it). This file will be found at C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe On Vista and later you will find it at c:\windows\winsxs\......\cisvc.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.