What does the SUService.exe file do?
The SUService.exe process is also known as ThinkVantage System Update Service or, as the case may be, Lenovo System Update Service and is a part of System or, as the case may be, McAfee Streaming Updates. This software is produced by Lenovo Group (www.lenovo.com) or, as the case may be, McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of SUService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ThinkVantage System Update service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ThinkVantage System Update 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)
- SUService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SUService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SUService.exe ThinkVantage System Update service
SUService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SUService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 28,672 bytes (41% of all these files), 15,872 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
It is the SUService service: Lenovo System Update.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The SUService file is not part of the Windows operating system. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. SUService.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 28% 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 SUService.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 SUService?
|IBM ThinkPad or Leveno |
|windows xp uses this to update your pc i think.... |
|Video conferencing software |
|This is needed for Lenovo System Update to run. |
|part of Lenovo/Thinkpad software(?) |
Summary: 3 users judge SUService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall System or McAfee Streaming Updates
To remove ThinkVantage System Update 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 System or McAfee Streaming Updates in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SUService.exe (ThinkVantage System Update 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 ThinkVantage System Update service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ThinkVantage System Update 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 SUService.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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