What does the VistaSrv.exe file do?
The VistaSrv.exe process is also known as WindowBlinds Service. Part of Stardock WindowBlinds. Do not redistribute and is a part of Stardock WindowBlinds. This software is produced by Stardock (www.stardock.com). An obsolete or defective version of VistaSrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WindowBlinds has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WindowBlinds 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)
- VistaSrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module VistaSrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about VistaSrv.exe WindowBlinds
VistaSrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file VistaSrv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 337,200 bytes (60% of all these files), 230,704 bytes or, as the case may be, 230,648 bytes.
This VistaSrv program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The VistaSrv file is no part of Microsoft Windows. VistaSrv.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 46% 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 VistaSrv.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 VistaSrv?
|Works with Stardock's Window Blinds Programs, as well as other auxilliary programs. |
C. de Penning
Summary: One user judges VistaSrv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Stardock WindowBlinds
To remove WindowBlinds 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 Stardock WindowBlinds in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if VistaSrv.exe (WindowBlinds) 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 WindowBlinds. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WindowBlinds 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 VistaSrv.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.