What does the runservice.exe file do?
The runservice.exe process is also known as LicCtrl Service and is a part of LicCtrl Service. This software is produced by unknown. 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:
- LicCtrl service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- LicCtrl 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)
- runservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module runservice.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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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 (92% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 16,384 bytes.
The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The runservice file is not part of the Windows operating system. 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. |
|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 LicCtrl Service
To remove LicCtrl 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 LicCtrl Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
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.