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What is STService.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the STService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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STService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with STService
STService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ST Service Scheduling belongs to software Dell DataSafe Local Backup or Service Scheduling or SOAtest by Dell (www.dell.com) or SoftThinks (www.softthinks.com).

Description: STService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file STService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 2,751,808 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 781,536 bytes and 11 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/stservice.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. STService.exe is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The file is a Verisign signed file. STService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
There is a possibility to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Dell DataSafe Local Backup or AlienRespawn) or visit the www.dell.com [1][2] website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as STService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the STService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

greift laufend auf dir periferie zu und macht den rechner laggy - besser deaktivieren
  Theo Nietzschmann  
STService.exe is a process from XWPCHostService.exe by Linksys Corporation and part of Service Scheduling.
  John   (further information)
Runsa scheduled Dell Datasafe Local Backup. Important if you want to back up. Runs VERY slowly so may be visible for many hours!
  JohnLeslie  

Summary: Average user rating of STService.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving STService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with STService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the STService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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