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What does the svnserve.exe file do?

The svnserve.exe process is also known as Subversion Server and is a part of Subversion. This software is produced by http://subversion.tigris.org. An obsolete or defective version of svnserve.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about svnserve.exe Subversion Server

svnserve.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Svnserve.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 561,238 bytes (50% of all these files), 110,703 bytes or, as the case may be, 114,780 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The svnserve file is not part of the Windows operating system. This svnserve.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. 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 svnserve.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 svnserve?

Subversion Server Process
Martin Fuchs
Subversion Server
Subversion Server Software
This is the server process for the subversion version control system. If this process is on your system you will probably know what it's for... (further information...)
Dieter Durstig
A server process for Subversion Control for software development. It will never be on someones system who does not do development and/or installed it themselves. (further information...)
Kerry Kurtz
svn server for managing subversions
Pramod G
Source control

Summary: 3 users judge svnserve.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Subversion

svnserve.exe Subversion Server fix

To remove Subversion Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Subversion in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if svnserve.exe (Subversion Server) 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 Subversion Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Subversion Server 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 svnserve.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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