What is the wiaservc.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The wiaservc.dll process is also known as Still Image Devices Service or, as the case may be, Service de périphériques d’images fixes and is a part of Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) (StiSvc) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wiaservc.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Still Image Devices service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Still Image Devices 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)
- wiaservc.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wiaservc.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wiaservc.dll Still Image Devices service
wiaservc.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Wiaservc.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 333,824 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 349,696 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. The wiaservc file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. 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 wiaservc.dll. 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 wiaservc?
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 Windows Image Acquisition or the program
To remove Still Image Devices 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 Windows Image Acquisition or the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wiaservc.dll (Still Image Devices 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 Still Image Devices service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Still Image Devices 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 wiaservc.dll 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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