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Program info

Estimated safety rating


services.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if services.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


Normally, this program is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is c519e15665cd89a91ad383fce3cb556a.

Is running as a service


This application is a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to Windows in general.

Belongs to the operating system


services.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the full power of modern PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Services and Controller app

The description extracted from the exe is Services and Controller app.

File version

 5.1.2600.5922 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.091223-1723)

File version 5.1.2600.5922 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.091223-1723).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company name Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


services.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in services.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.