What does the mssvc.exe file do?
The mssvc.exe process is also known as Virtual Disk Service Manager and is a part of Samsung SecretZone or, as the case may be, Virtual Disk Service Manager. This software is produced by Samsung (www.samsung.com). An obsolete or defective version of mssvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Virtual Disk service Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Virtual Disk service Manager 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)
- mssvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mssvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mssvc.exe Virtual Disk service Manager
mssvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Mssvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 114,688 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 572,355 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The mssvc file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 63% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A mssvc.exe file has a 94% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 617,984 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 572,355 bytes. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
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 mssvc.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 mssvc?
|This is a file from Samsung Secret Zone (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges mssvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Samsung SecretZone or Virtual Disk Service Manager
To remove Virtual Disk service Manager 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 Samsung SecretZone or Virtual Disk Service Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if mssvc.exe (Virtual Disk service Manager) 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 Virtual Disk service Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Virtual Disk service Manager 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 mssvc.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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