What does the OcsService.exe file do?
The OcsService.exe process is also known as OCS Inventory NG Service or, as the case may be, Open Computers and Software Inventory Agent launcher service and is a part of OCS Inventory NG Windows Agent or, as the case may be, Open Computers and Software Inventory. This software is produced by OCS Inventory NG or, as the case may be, http://www.ocsinventory-ng.org. An obsolete or defective version of OcsService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OCS Inventory NG service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OCS Inventory NG 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)
- OcsService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OcsService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OcsService.exe OCS Inventory NG service
OcsService.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file OcsService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 69,632 bytes (37% of all these files), 36,352 bytes, 39,424 bytes, 35,840 bytes or, as the case may be, 34,304 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The OcsService file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 42% 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 OcsService.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 OcsService?
|As per the description - its a part of system used to create inventory of of computer hardware - shud be on your comp. only if you/your company uses this system |
|Agent to scan soft- and hardware, install software. Used by companies. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall OCS Inventory NG Windows Agent or Open Computers and Software Inventory
To remove OCS Inventory NG 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 OCS Inventory NG Windows Agent or Open Computers and Software Inventory in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OcsService.exe (OCS Inventory NG 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 OCS Inventory NG service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OCS Inventory NG 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 OcsService.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.