What does the BLService.exe file do?
The BLService.exe process is also known as STServices and is a part of Application STServices or, as the case may be, Recovery Service for Windows. This software is produced by SoftThinks (www.softthinks.com). An obsolete or defective version of BLService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- STServices has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- STServices 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)
- BLService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module BLService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about BLService.exe STServices
BLService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. BLService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 365,952 bytes (90% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 365,904 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The BLService file is not part of the Windows operating system. The BLService file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. BLService.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A BLService.exe file has a 22% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 361,808 bytes (69% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 341,328 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. BLService.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. BLService.exe is capable of log keyboard entries.
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 BLService.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 BLService?
|scanned this system driver over 41 virus scanning programs on virustotal.com and it came back clean. It's description is: The BLService.exe file is associated with a Windows service called "Recovery Service for Windows" in Vista. This is not a Microsoft service but rather a service by HP associated with handling an issue with Microsoft Bitlocker. (further information...) |
|This service is part of the Windows Vista package on most if not all HP Computers. |
|blservice.exe is part of HP Photosmart developed by HP. |
|Size on windows vista home premium, service pack 2, size=365,952 bytes out of 368,640 |
Summary: 2 users judge BLService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Application STServices or Recovery Service for Windows
To remove STServices 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 Application STServices or Recovery Service for Windows in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if BLService.exe (STServices) 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 STServices. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for STServices 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 BLService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.