What does the crypserv.exe file do?
The crypserv.exe process is also known as CrypKey NT Service or, as the case may be, CrypKey License Service and is a part of CrypKey Software Licensing System or, as the case may be, Crypkey License. This software is produced by CrypKey (Canada) (www.crypkey.com) or, as the case may be, Kenonic Controls (www.kenonic.com). An obsolete or defective version of crypserv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CrypKey NT service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CrypKey NT 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)
- crypserv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module crypserv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about crypserv.exe CrypKey NT service
crypserv.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file crypserv.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 122,880 bytes (29% of all these files), 52,224 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 54% 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 crypserv.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 crypserv?
|License Management Software |
|Rather useless for comp. soft pirates ;) |
|never saw it before installing Nemesis Security Suite,probably it's needed for encrypting data from mobile phones. (further information...) |
Summary: 32 users judge crypserv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 8 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 7 users have already deleted crypserv.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall CrypKey Software Licensing System or Crypkey License
To remove CrypKey NT 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 CrypKey Software Licensing System or Crypkey License in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if crypserv.exe (CrypKey NT 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 CrypKey NT service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CrypKey NT 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 crypserv.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.