How to get rid of the AudioSrv VirusSometimes the AudioSrv file may cloak a virus, e.g. F-Secure found Application.WinOptimizer.A, as well as Sophos found WinOptimizer (PUA). If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with AudioSrv.exe
The AudioSrv.exe process is also known as Windows Audio Services and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Hefei Hejunzhengce Info Tech Co.. An obsolete or defective version of AudioSrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows Audio Services has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows Audio Services 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)
- AudioSrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AudioSrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AudioSrv.exe Windows Audio Services
AudioSrv.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. AudioSrv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 4,024,920 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. AudioSrv.exe is capable of send data out to the Internet, record keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find AudioSrv.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about AudioSrv?
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 the program
To remove Windows Audio Services 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 the program in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if AudioSrv.exe (Windows Audio Services) 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 Windows Audio Services. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Audio Services 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 AudioSrv.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.