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What is vsserv.exe?

Part of Bitdefender 2013 by Bitdefender

What is it?

Bitdefender Security Service is part of Bitdefender, an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. Bitdefender is designed to protect computers from viruses and spyware. Unlike the commercial version, the free tools only offer an on-demand virus scanning and doesn't provide real time scanning.
Description of vsserv.exe from Bitdefender
Bitdefender 2013 builds on #1 ranked antivirus technology to secure online transactions, protect mobile devices from theft, automatically back up files, and Tune-Up PCs. Active Virus Control is a proactive, dynamic detection technology which monitors processes' behavior in real-time, as they are running, and tags suspicious activities. Personal Data Filter prevents critical data from ever leaving your computer. Antiphising - Analyzes and blocks websites that support various scams or credit card phishing attempts.
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How does vsserv.exe run?

Service - vsserv.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VSSERV' (Bitdefender Virus Shield). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Bitdefender Virus Shield runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the vsserv.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of vsserv.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vsserv.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00281% CPU28091.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
163.8 MB RAM760.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
810 /min36.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
62 context switches/sec62.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bitdefender\bitdefender 2013\vsserv.exe

Are there other versions of Bitdefender 2013?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. The BitDefender products feature antivirus and antispyware, pers More...
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File details

File name: vsserv.exe
Publisher: Bitdefender (verified)
Name: Bitdefender 2013
Description: Bitdefender Security Service
Version: 102250
Size: 1.57 MB
Original file name: vsserv.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Bitdefender SRL
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 1/5/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0037812200%
Privileged CPU: 0.0009721160%
User CPU: 0.00280910393389%
Privileged CPU time: 16281.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 143 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,238,059,638
CPU cycle count /min: 1,843,363,775
Context switches /sec: 62
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 728.66 MB
Paged memory: 163.8 MB
Peak paged memory: 291.59 MB
Paged system memory: 918.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 134.86 KB
Working set memory: 4.54 MB
Peak working set memory: 175.88 MB
Min working set memory: 1.54 MB
Private memory: 163.8 MB
Page faults: 2,072,860
Page faults /min: 18,264
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 48,191
Read operations /min: 425
Total read transfer: 246.52 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.17 MB
Total write operations: 43,687
Write operations /min: 385
Total write transfer: 207.64 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.83 MB
Total other operations: 632,055
Other operations /min: 5,569
Total other transfer: 36.68 MB
Other Transfer /min: 330.9 KB
Handle count average: 1,826
Thread count average: 86
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2013\vsserv.exe" /service

Service details

Name: Bitdefender Virus Shield
Service name: VSSERV
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Network connectivity

TCP: push1.amz.vdc.bitdefender.net on port 49315

Image hashes

MD5: 53a2a86e95bef00587a8a1dea201ff69
SHA-1: b480c992fa2cb5890fddaccda8d434d3dbde830f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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