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What does the Runservice.exe file do?

The software provider of LicCtrl Service is unknown. We can, however, share a few interesting facts about this file. An obsolete or defective version of Runservice.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Runservice.exe LicCtrl service

Runservice.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Runservice.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,560 bytes (87% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 16,384 bytes.
It is the LicCtrlService service: License Control Service.
The file does not supply any version information or other description. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 71% 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 Runservice.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 Runservice?

Viatech - it manages your programs that you purchsed using e-licensing
licensing system incorporated with some software and games.
Kenth Andersson
eLicense Software. Programs bundled with eLicense will not run without runservice.exe.
runservice.exe is a part of the eLicense licensing system incorporated with common software and games. This process should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. Author: ViaTech Technologies - Part Of: eLicense licensing system -
eLicense stuffs up your system

Summary: 8 users judge Runservice.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted Runservice.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall unknown

To remove LicCtrl service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if Runservice.exe (LicCtrl 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 LicCtrl service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for LicCtrl 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 Runservice.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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