What does the ipssvc.exe file do?
The ipssvc.exe process is also known as IPS Core Service and is a part of Away Manager or, as the case may be, IPS Core Service. This software is produced by Lenovo Group (www.lenovo.com). An obsolete or defective version of ipssvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IPS Core service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IPS Core 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)
- ipssvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ipssvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ipssvc.exe IPS Core service
ipssvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ipssvc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 73,728 bytes (95% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 108,080 bytes.
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. For this reason, 79% 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 ipssvc.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 ipssvc?
|I could have been loaded when I added the new ibm update program.......when I looked in properties it showed a strange user (string of numbers and letters) and as i was looking at it it disapeared |
|This appears to be a file used by Lenovo in their IBM computers 'enhancement' (spyware). I read recently that the US gov. was investigating the spyware they have included with the operating systems. Lenovo claims this is to allow them to provide better service to users, but it still sends user information and activity info to Lenovo. After battling issues for 1/2 a week on several Lenovo computers, I did a complete disk reformat and installed windows xp OEM. Downloading the drivers was a pain, though. (further information...) |
|The IPS Core Service causes Symantec 10.1 to have Tamper Protection Alerts Continuously. Disabling that service stopped the Tamper errors. No idea the purpose of the service. I have an IBM Thinkpad X40. Saw this service on other X40 models, but no other models. |
|Part of the Away Manager at my Tinkpad |
|My TP seemed to stall once in a while. The process took a lot of CPU ressources while running. The process was easily killed and the file could be renamed to .ex_ without a problem. |
Summary: 4 users judge ipssvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted ipssvc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Away Manager or IPS Core Service
To remove IPS Core 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 Away Manager or IPS Core Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ipssvc.exe (IPS Core 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 IPS Core service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IPS Core 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 ipssvc.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.