Is It Safe to Disable the Vsserv.exe Process?

What is vsserv.exe?

The vsserv.exe process is associated with the Bull Guard Internet Security Suite and the BitDefender Antivirus. It is an important process and keeps your system protected from various internet-bound threats.

File Information

By default, the file vsserv.exe is stored in a subfolder of C:\Program files. You may find it in 335,872, 462,848, 389,120, 315,392, 90,112, 86,016, 118,784, 331,776, 446,464, 311,296, 114,688, 1,216,512, 94,208, and 385,024 bytes size.

The vsserv.exe process loads automatically when you start your system.

Is it safe to terminate vsserv.exe?

No, you should not terminate this process. Vsserv.exe is an essential process and is essential for secure and stable running of your PC. Also, you should let this process run automatically when your system starts.

Vsserv.exe Error

You may encounter the following error related to vsserv.exe file with your BitDefender software:

?Buffer overrun detected!
Program C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender10\ vsserv.exe
A buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the program?s internal stat. The program cannot safely continue execution and must now be terminated.?


To fix the above error, update your BitDefender software. You need to perform the following steps:

  1. Open BitDefender and select Update.
  2. Click the Update Now button.

Problem associated with Vsserv.exe

The vsserv.exe process, at times is known to consume a large amount of CPU resources and cause your system to slow down substantially or to freeze up. If the vsserv.exe process is regularly hampering your system?s performance, you may want to switch to a protective tool that consumes less system resources.

Is vsserv.exe a Virus?

No, the true vsserv.exe is a safe file. However, malware programs, such as virus, worm, trojan, adware, and spyware deliberately give their files the same name as legitimate processes.

For instance, it is possible that even when you don?t use the BifDefender antivirus, a vsserv.exe process might be running on your system. To ensure this is not the case, monitor the current processes running on your system. To view the list of current processes, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click the Processes tab on the Windows Task Manager window.

If you find an unsolicited vsserv.exe process running on your computer, run a virus/malware scan on your PC using efficient security tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus or Spyware Cease. If any results are reported, deal with them accordingly to rid your system from malware. It is essential that you keep your security gear updated with the latest malware signatures to ensure that your system is always equipped to fight the latest threats.?

Also, perform a registry scan using a reliable registry cleaning tool, such as RegServe to weed out any malicious or erroneous entries that may have been added by the rogue process into the registry.