What does the SLsvc.exe file do?
The SLsvc.exe process is also known as Microsoft Software Licensing Service and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of SLsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft Software Licensing service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Software Licensing 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)
- SLsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SLsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SLsvc.exe Microsoft Software Licensing service
SLsvc.exe is part of Windows. The file SLsvc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 3,408,896 bytes.
It is the service "slsvc".
To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 10% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A SLsvc.exe file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 10,240 bytes. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This SLsvc program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
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 SLsvc.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 SLsvc?
|It may kill your Windows Vista activation |
|It is the Software Licensing Service for Windows Vista. (further information...) |
Summary: 17 users judge SLsvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted SLsvc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove Microsoft Software Licensing 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SLsvc.exe (Microsoft Software Licensing 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 Microsoft Software Licensing service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Software Licensing 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 SLsvc.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.