What does the ISWSVC.exe file do?
The ISWSVC.exe process is also known as ZoneAlarm Browser Security and is a part of ZoneAlarm Browser Security or, as the case may be, ZoneAlarm Toolbar. This software is produced by Check Point Software Technologies (www.checkpoint.com). An obsolete or defective version of ISWSVC.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ZoneAlarm Browser Security has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ZoneAlarm Browser Security 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)
- ISWSVC.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ISWSVC.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ISWSVC.exe ZoneAlarm Browser Security
ISWSVC.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ISWSVC.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 497,320 bytes (50% of all these files), 827,560 bytes, 497,280 bytes or, as the case may be, 828,072 bytes.
It is the service "IswSvc".
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. ISWSVC.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 37% 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 ISWSVC.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 ISWSVC?
|ISWVC.exe is a process for Zone Alarm Forcefield (further information...) |
|ISWSVC.exe is a process from ZoneAlarm ForceField service by Check Point Software Technologies and part of ZoneAlarm ForceField. |
|...I deleted ZA, but ISWSVC is still running ! |
|its ZoneAlarm Process for Browser Security |
|it's for ZoneAlarm's browser security feature. |
ZA user for 2 years
|Part of ZoneAlarm Firewall |
Summary: 5 users judge ISWSVC.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted ISWSVC.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ZoneAlarm Browser Security or ZoneAlarm Toolbar
To remove ZoneAlarm Browser Security 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 ZoneAlarm Browser Security or ZoneAlarm Toolbar in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ISWSVC.exe (ZoneAlarm Browser Security) 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 ZoneAlarm Browser Security. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ZoneAlarm Browser Security 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 ISWSVC.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.