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

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: pifsvc.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
PIFSvc.exe is a program which could have been installed by you, or may have even arrived on your computer the day you purchased it as this may have been preinstalled software. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This program is part of Symantec software and Symantec anti-virus anti-spyware package. This is called thier "Liveupdate" software for notifying. If you have their anti-virus software installed, then you may see this in your tasklist and in your computer startup. Visit pifsvc.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 pifsvc.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The actual startup will show: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec


  • Is pifsvc.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is pifsvc.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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