How to get rid of the winsrv VirusSometimes the winsrv file may cloak a virus, for example McAfee found Artemis!917BA056A081 or, as the case may be, GenericR-CVR!53B1A2584598, as well as Symantec found Trojan.Gen or, as the case may be, Spyware.Keylogger. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with winsrv.exe
The winsrv.exe process is also known as iSafeCW or, as the case may be, Ecodsoft and is a part of iSafeCW or, as the case may be, Ecodsoft. This software is produced by iSafesoft (www.isafesoft.com) or, as the case may be, Ecodsoft (www.ecodsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of winsrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- iSafeCW has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- iSafeCW 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)
- winsrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module winsrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about winsrv.exe iSafeCW
winsrv.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Winsrv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,793,024 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 3,098,112 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Winsrv.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 88% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A winsrv.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,716,736 bytes. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The winsrv file is not part of the Windows operating system. Winsrv.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications.
- A winsrv.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 3,022,336 bytes. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This winsrv program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Winsrv.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as track other applications.
- A winsrv.exe file has a 76% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 1,716,736 bytes.
Attention: If you find winsrv.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about winsrv?
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 iSafeCW or Ecodsoft
To remove iSafeCW 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 iSafeCW or Ecodsoft in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if winsrv.exe (iSafeCW) 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 iSafeCW. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for iSafeCW 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 winsrv.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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