What does the GSService.exe file do?
The GSService.exe process is also known as Generic Service and is a part of GSService. This software is produced by cyan soft ltd. An obsolete or defective version of GSService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Generic service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Generic 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)
- GSService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GSService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about GSService.exe Generic service
GSService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file GSService.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 249,856 bytes (16% of all these files), 464,384 bytes as well as 11 other variants.
This GSService program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. There is no internal description of the file. GSService.exe is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. GSService.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 53% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A GSService.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 745,472 bytes (50% of all these files), 252,928 bytes, 450,048 bytes or, as the case may be, 249,856 bytes. GSService.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The GSService file is not part of the Windows operating system. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. GSService.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
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 GSService.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 GSService?
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 GSService
To remove Generic service 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 GSService in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if GSService.exe (Generic 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 Generic service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Generic 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 GSService.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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