How to get rid of the gs-server VirusSometimes the gs-server file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with gs-server.exe
The gs-server.exe process is also known as GoodSync Server and is a part of GoodSync or, as the case may be, WinPatrol. This software is produced by Siber Systems (www.roboform.com). An obsolete or defective version of gs-server.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- GoodSync Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GoodSync Server 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)
- gs-server.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module gs-server.exe. Read of address 00000000.
Free PC Check
Scan your computer today at no charge with the Windows Repair Tool. This tool helps repair Windows and helps it run faster.
What you should know about gs-server.exe GoodSync Server
gs-server.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file gs-server.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 8,258,056 bytes (10% of all these files), 8,387,080 bytes as well as 24 other variants.
It is the service "GsServer".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The gs-server file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file is attempting to make itself invisible. This is not standard practice. Gs-server.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 78% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A gs-server.exe file has a 96% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 9,099,272 bytes. This process hides the gs-server file from Windows Explorer and anti-virus software. 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 process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Gs-server.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Gs-server.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
Attention: If you find gs-server.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 gs-server?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall GoodSync or WinPatrol
To remove GoodSync Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate GoodSync or WinPatrol in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if gs-server.exe (GoodSync Server) 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 GoodSync Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GoodSync Server 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 gs-server.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.