What does the StarWindService.exe file do?
The StarWindService.exe process is also known as StarWind iSCSI Target (Alcohol Edition) and is a part of StarWind or, as the case may be, Alcohol (Version 120%). This software is produced by Rocket Division Software (www.starwindsoftware.com). An obsolete or defective version of StarWindService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- StarWind iSCSI Target has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- StarWind iSCSI Target 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)
- StarWindService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module StarWindService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about StarWindService.exe StarWind iSCSI Target
StarWindService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. StarWindService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 217,600 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The StarWindService file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This StarWindService.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. For this reason, 55% 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 StarWindService.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 StarWindService?
|Installed with Alcohol 120%. Shouldn't be dangerous. |
|it mounts image files - not harmful at all |
|It is part of Alcohol 120% |
|A Part of Alcohol 120% |
|Alcohol 120% (Virtual CD) (further information...) |
Summary: 56 users judge StarWindService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 11 users consider it harmless. However, 8 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted StarWindService.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall StarWind or Alcohol
To remove StarWind iSCSI Target 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 StarWind or Alcohol in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if StarWindService.exe (StarWind iSCSI Target) 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 StarWind iSCSI Target. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for StarWind iSCSI Target 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 StarWindService.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.