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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Windows Process Information: services.exe

Process name: Windows Service Controller

services.exe is a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System and manages the operation of starting and stopping services. This process also deals with the automatic starting of services during the computers boot-up and the stopping of services during shut-down. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

Other instances of SERVICES.EXE:
  • services.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.
Warning: Multiple instances of SERVICES may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.

Recommendation

services.exe should not be disabled as it is required for essential applications to function properly.

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