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What is PluginService.exe?

PluginService.exe is part of IePlugin control and developed by Cherished Technololgy LIMITED according to the PluginService.exe version information.

PluginService.exe's description is "IePlugin Service"

PluginService.exe is digitally signed by Thinknice Co. Limited.

PluginService.exe is usually located in the 'C:\ProgramData\IePluginService\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about PluginService.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameIePlugin control
Company nameCherished Technololgy LIMITED
File descriptionIePlugin Service
Internal nameIePlugin.exe
Original filenameIePluginService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2013
Product version12.27.0.3326
File version12.27.0.3326

The following is the available information on PluginService.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameIePlugin control
Company nameCherished Technololgy LIMITED
File descriptionIePlugin Service
Internal nameIePlugin.exe
Original filenameIePluginService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2013
Product version12.27.0.3326
File version12.27.0.3326

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameThinknice Co. Limited
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2
Certificate serial number11218a5ef69a65044fe28125681d829b5efe

VirusTotal report

None of the 50 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the PluginService.exe file.

None of the 50 anti-virus programs detected the PluginService.exe file.

Filename variants

PluginService.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

PluginService.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\ProgramData\IePluginService\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5d1ebe337782b1f32a52c0c80a98fc08b
SHA256612780218c753c55391ae7d65567a773468f9db04eb1fc351c944741a3dc8aef

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to pluginservice.exe:

pluginservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

pluginservice.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

IePlugin Service has stopped working.

End Program - pluginservice.exe. This program is not responding.

pluginservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

pluginservice.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 92% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 302 users.

User vote results: There were 279 votes to remove and 23 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file.

Malware or legitimate?

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Vitor writes

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My Malwarebyte software indicat this file as malycius and blocked when I was running my bank website. Weird, after running the malwaresoftware it couldnt reach the file as a bad one.

# 27 Jan 2014, 17:00

Roger Karlsson writes

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A few of anti-virus programs have started to detect PluginService.exe:

ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/ELEX.AB 20140211
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.IePluginService.A 20140211

# 13 Feb 2014, 5:45

Biplob writes

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Thanks for this exellent software. I can speed up my PC a lot. also my IE is working faster than earlier.

# 27 May 2014, 0:13

Roger Karlsson writes

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Thank you Biplob.

# 27 May 2014, 12:08

Tauro writes

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The Smart Security 8 (ESET) detected and removed the malware PluginService.exe on my computer.

# 30 Oct 2014, 9:53

Tauro writes

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The Smart Security 8 (ESET) detected and removed the malware PluginService.exe on my computer.

# 30 Oct 2014, 9:54

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