What does the SurSvc.exe file do?
The SurSvc.exe process is also known as Intel® System Usage Report and is a part of Intel® System Usage Report or, as the case may be, Intel® Driver Update Utility. This software is produced by Intel® Software Development Products. An obsolete or defective version of SurSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Intel System Usage Report has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Intel System Usage Report 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)
- SurSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SurSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SurSvc.exe Intel System Usage Report
SurSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SurSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 117,400 bytes (37% of all these files), 157,456 bytes, 156,928 bytes, 118,424 bytes or, as the case may be, 105,112 bytes.
It is the service "SystemUsageReportSvc_WILLAMETTE".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. SurSvc.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 10% 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 SurSvc.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 SurSvc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Intel® System Usage Report or Intel® Driver Update Utility
To remove Intel System Usage Report 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 Intel® System Usage Report or Intel® Driver Update Utility in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SurSvc.exe (Intel System Usage Report) 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 Intel System Usage Report. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Intel System Usage Report 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 SurSvc.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.