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

what is tcpsvcs.exe?
Purpose of tcpsvcs.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. tcpsvcs.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
This tcpsvcs.exe file may have been on your computer when you purchased, but may have been installed by you at one time. The exactly disk and folder location is also shown below for you, so you can verify this file is in the right location and is not virus, adware, or spyware related in any way. Writers of spyware and adware will often use similiar or like names, and then place those files in other locations in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. This tcpsvcs.exe software file is part of the windows tcpip networking software, although there is also a virus that can affect this. The virus was reported by Symnatec as the Backdoor.EggHead virus including tcpsvcs.exe. The simple way to fix this is to update your virus detection software and scan the hard drive, and it will find and clean this. Note that if the tcpsvcs.exe file is consuming 100% cpu, that doesn't mean you have the virus. That simply means you have a file consuming alot of cpu and most just delete the task and its gone, but there is a bug in the older tcpip software that can cause high cpu usage. You should remove this if you have the virus of course, but otherwise this is a safe file. Other files like Services.exe, Pskill.exe, and other files reported by Symantec will also be present if you have the virus, but you should run your virus software to confirm and fix this if necessary. Visit tcpsvcs.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 tcpsvcs.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program is located on your hard drive at C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.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, tcpsvcs.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. tcpsvcs.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is tcpsvcs.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 tcpsvcs.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    This tcpsvcs.exe file may have been on your computer when you purchased, but may have been installed by you at one time. The exactly disk and folder location is also shown below for you, so you can verify this file is in the right location and is not virus, adware, or spyware related in any way. Writers of spyware and adware will often use similiar or like names, and then place those files in other locations in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. This tcpsvcs.exe software file is part of the windows tcpip networking software, although there is also a virus that can affect this. The virus was reported by Symnatec as the Backdoor.EggHead virus including tcpsvcs.exe. The simple way to fix this is to update your virus detection software and scan the hard drive, and it will find and clean this. Note that if the tcpsvcs.exe file is consuming 100% cpu, that doesn't mean you have the virus. That simply means you have a file consuming alot of cpu and most just delete the task and its gone, but there is a bug in the older tcpip software that can cause high cpu usage. You should remove this if you have the virus of course, but otherwise this is a safe file. Other files like Services.exe, Pskill.exe, and other files reported by Symantec will also be present if you have the virus, but you should run your virus software to confirm and fix this if necessary. This program is located on your hard drive at C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.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.