What does the AGSService.exe file do?
The AGSService.exe process is also known as AGS Service and is a part of AGS Service or, as the case may be, Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service. This software is produced by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com). An obsolete or defective version of AGSService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AGS service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AGS service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AGSService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AGSService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AGSService.exe AGS service
AGSService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AGSService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,016,448 bytes (58% of all these files), 2,015,936 bytes, 1,843,368 bytes, 2,020,056 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,843,392 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. AGSService.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AGSService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AGSService?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall AGS Service or Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service
To remove AGS service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for AGS Service or Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if AGSService.exe (AGS service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AGS service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AGS service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AGSService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.