How To Remove UtcSvc.exe From Your Computer (If It Is Malware)
UtcSvc.exe is a Windows process that can be found in the Windows Task Manager and it is one of the Service Host processes. Service host is a process that is used to host one or more Windows operating system services. The UtcSvc.exe process itself is considered as a part of TouchUtility Manual Right Click and it is created by TouchUtility company. Usually the UtcSvc.exe process does not any harm, however, sometimes its name can be used by malware, and having this malware can lead to a lot of problems.
If the UtcSvc.exe is malicious, then you should be getting warnings from your antivirus software and your computer should stop working properly. You could start getting various advertisements, some programs could stop working and you could lose access to some of your personal files. You could also start seeing error messages saying that TouchUtility Manual Right Click has stopped working and other similar messages. If you let this malware to stay on your computer, then you computer could start freezing or crashing, you can be redirected to unsafe websites containing malware and scams or your computer's overall performance could be slowed down.
To make sure that the UctSvc.exe file is not infected by malware you should check it's size. The original and harmless file should be 53KB size. If the size of this file is different, then it is likely that your system has been infected by malware that is using the UctSvc.exe file name. You could simply delete the UctSvc.exe file, but most probably it won't be enough and it could have more files on your system that could be continuing to perform harmful activities on your computer. In this guide we are going to show you how to remove/to delete the UctSvc.exe file if it is really infected by malware. Read the guide below and follow the steps.
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Remove UtcSvc.exe In Safe Mode
Safe Mode is a diagnostic start-up mode in Windows operating systems used to obtain limited access to Windows when the operating system does not start or function normally. It is the opposite of Normal Mode, which starts Windows in the usual manner. Safe Mode is available on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and most older versions of Windows.
One of the most common steps when troubleshooting a computer is to boot into Safe Mode. Safe Mode starts Windows in a basic state, using a limited set of files and drivers. It can help to troubleshoot problems on your computer, and it can be effective way to scan your system for malware. One of the ways to start your Windows 10 in Safe Mode is to use the Shift + Restart combination. Click Start to open the Start menu, click the Power button, and then click "Restart" while holding the Shift key on your keyboard. Windows will open the blue screen menu for you.
First, click "Troubleshoot" from the menu.
Then select "Advanced options".
In Advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" option.
In Startup Settings click the "Restart" button and Windows will restart.
You will see a list of options. Use number keys or function keys from F1 to F9 to select the particular option. In your case you need to select the "Enable Safe Mode with Networking" option. To do so press 5 or F5 on your keyboard and Windows will start in Safe Mode with Networking.
Now you need to scan your system for viruses. Perform a full system scan and see if it detects any malware on your computer. You can use Windows Defender (built-in antivirus program) which protects your computer against viruses, spyware, other malicious software. To run full system scan using Windows Defender type "virus" in Search and click on the "Virus & threat protection" result.
In the Virus & threat protection window, click "Advanced scan".
Select "Full scan" and click "Scan now". This will start scanning your system for malware. If there are any viruses found related to the UtcSvc.exe file, delete them.
Or you can use a third-party anti-virus software that you have installed on your computer. If not, then download it while you are in Safe Mode with Networking. If you want you can choose virus and malware scanner from our Top anti-malware list. The list consists of well known top spyware removers and will help you choose the right software for your computer's protection. You can find the list by clicking this link.
If Windows Defender or any other anti-virus software has not detected any malware (or malware related to the UtcSvc.exe), then most probably the running UtcSvc.exe process is legitimate and does not do any harm to your computer. However, there is one more thing that you might want to consider - to minimize the telemetry level in your Windows in order to increase your privacy. To do so, type "feedback" in Search and click the "Feedback privacy settings" result.
In Feedback & diagnostics options enable the "Basic: Send the data necessary to keep Windows up to date and secure" option.
That's it, we hope that this article was helpful and now you know if the UtcSvc.exe process is a infected file or a normal Windows 10 process. If you encountered any problems with the UtcSvc.exe process and there were other methods that solved the problem for you, and they were not mentioned in our guide - do not hesitate to share it with us and with the others by leaving a comment in our comment section below.
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