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What does the VProSvc.exe file do?

The VProSvc.exe process is also known as Service Module and is a part of Norton Ghost or, as the case may be, Norton Save and Restore. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of VProSvc.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 VProSvc.exe Service Module

VProSvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. VProSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 4,590,432 bytes (50% of all these files), 3,425,632 bytes or, as the case may be, 4,584,288 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The VProSvc file is not part of the Windows operating system. VProSvc.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 20% 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 VProSvc.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 VProSvc?

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Jimbo Wales
It slows your computer down like crazy get rid of it. It's part of Norton programs
Chris
It has a memory leak and will use up ALL your RAM. After a time you will get "Virtual Memory Low" errors.
Jim C.
Its a Norton Ghost part by me. It runs in the background.
Zsolt
Position cursor on Norton Ghost taskbar icon - says creating recovery point
Bill Dean

Summary: One user judges VProSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted VProSvc.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Norton Ghost or Norton Save and Restore

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

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Norton Ghost or Norton Save and Restore in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if VProSvc.exe (Service Module) 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 Service Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Service Module 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 VProSvc.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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