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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:

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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 (88% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 365,904 bytes.
It is the service "Recovery Service for Windows".
The BLService file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application 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 original file is digitally signed. Check your file. BLService.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 24% 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 25% 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 (91% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 341,328 bytes. 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 BLService.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The BLService file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. BLService.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.

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.
Justin W.
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
Bill B.

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.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Application STServices or Recovery Service for Windows in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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 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.

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