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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
VSSVC.exe is a software program which was most likely on your computer the day you first acquired it. The hard drive folder location for this VSSVC.exe file is also show below, always verify where its located on your hard drive. It is common for malware or virus writers to put a similiar named file in other folders hoping to fool you, so its always best double check the folder location to make sure its the right program task you are viewing. This VSSVC.exe program file is part of Microsoft Windows copying service run by the system. This will occasionally startup in your background task list then disappear. This file is considered safe, and is not considered malware, spyware, or virus related software. Visit vssvc.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 vssvc.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-vssservice_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.14393.0_none_884139f22e8a182e\VSSVC.exe


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

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

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