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What is SUService.exe?

SUService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if SUService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

SUService.exe file information

The process known as ThinkVantage System Update Service or System Update or McAfee Streaming Update Service or SUSERVICE MFC Application belongs to software System or McAfee Streaming Updates or SUSERVICE Application by Lenovo Group (www.lenovo.com) or McAfee (www.mcafee.com).

Description: SUService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SUService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 15,872 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/suservice.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. SUService.exe is not a Windows system file. The process can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. There is no description of the program. SUService.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the software System or Lotus Notes using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs)
  2) go to the support area [1][2] of the Lenovo website
  3) search for an update [1][2] on the vendor’s website.

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If SUService.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 81,920 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 20,480 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows system file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. SUService.exe is able to record inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SUService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SUService.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.


User Comments

IBM ThinkPad or Leveno
windows xp uses this to update your pc i think....
Video conferencing software
This is needed for Lenovo System Update to run.
part of Lenovo/Thinkpad software(?)
  Colin Jensen   (further information)
Get rid of it - on our corporate network PCs I've seen it use nearly 400MB of RAM (I've run into numerous instances where people are complaining about a slow PC - and this is the culprit because of the high memory use causing XP to exceed the physical memory amount and hit the swap file)
Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad software
ThinkVantage System Update, for IBM pc systems, used for automatic updates (ThinkPad, TrackPoint, ThinkVantage, Access Conections...)
  Fernando Almeida   (further information)
Lenovo System Updated
This file is an update service that can be used by a few different programs. In my case it was being loaded by Splashtop Desktop Software to search and load updates. Splashtop is an iPhone/iPad app that allows you to see and use your Windows desktop from your iDevice... as long as the service is running in the background. I choose to disable these services and run only when I need them, as I need them. This particular service can be disabled safely, it's only used to update Splashtop automatically. Updates can be done through the software itself when run.
  Dan Bejma  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SUService.exe: based on 10 votes with 10 user comments.
5 users think SUService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users don't grade SUService.exe ("not sure about it").

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