What is ColorUService.exe?

ColorUService.exe is part of ColorU and developed by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. according to the ColorUService.exe version information.

ColorUService.exe's description is "ASUS Color Engine"

ColorUService.exe is digitally signed by ASUSTeK Computer Inc..

ColorUService.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Splendid\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on ColorUService.exe:

Product nameColorU
Company nameASUSTeK Computer Inc.
File descriptionASUS Color Engine
Internal nameColorUService.exe
Original filenameColorUService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2013 ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product version1.0.8.5
File version1.0.8.5

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameColorU
Company nameASUSTeK Computer Inc.
File descriptionASUS Color Engine
Internal nameColorUService.exe
Original filenameColorUService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2013 ASUSTeK Computer ..
Product version1.0.8.5
File version1.0.8.5

Digital signatures [?]

ColorUService.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number7d08d9bc130726de26ee4ef28e133084

VirusTotal report

None of the 54 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the ColorUService.exe file.

None of the 54 anti-virus programs detected the ColorUService.exe file.

Folder name variants

ColorUService.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Splendid\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

coloruservice.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.

ASUS Color Engine has stopped working.

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

coloruservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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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.

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Peter writes

4 thumbs

I have had Spledid on my ASUS PC ever since I got my PC a year ago, and it doesn't seem to do any beneficial. Almost everytime I shut down my computer, my PC says colorUservice is preventing it from shutdown. So I have now uninstalled Splendid and expect colorUsevice to stop annoy me anymore when shutting down my computer. The computer seems faster now, but I'm not sure. I have not seen any downsides yet of having it uninstalled. I will report back here if I see any downsides of unistalling Splendid which contains colorUsevice.exe

# 14 Jul 2015, 5:47

NETj writes

0 thumbs

i have done the same thing!
after a long time suffering from coloruservices.exe!
hope things will stop being wierd all the time with CMD dialog pop upping randomly

# 23 Jul 2015, 13:06

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

@Peter & @NETj: Thank you very much for sharing. Please keep us updated.

# 23 Jul 2015, 13:20

Jake E writes

5 thumbs

When ever i shut down my computer and the turn it on a thing pops up saying

msvcp100.dll missing

PLZ help i dont know what it meens

# 9 Aug 2015, 8:21

Alan Hatton writes

134 thumbs

@Jake - had same problem after upgrading to Windows 10. Copied msvcp100.dll from win\system32 to win\syswow64 and that solved missing .dll message but still getting colorUservice error.

# 24 Aug 2015, 2:33

Laurel writes

4 thumbs

I developed this problem when I loaded Windows 10 onto my ASUS notebook. I went to the ASUS site and contacted support via chat. They said that ColorUService allows you to adjust screen contrast. They gave me a link to a site where I could download a new copy/update. It seems to be OK now.

# 26 Aug 2015, 15:10

Kaly writes

0 thumbs

laurel: and what was the link?

# 20 Sep 2015, 4:44

Roger Karlsson writes

-1 thumb

@Laurel: Thank you!

# 23 Sep 2015, 8:36

John_01 writes

0 thumbs

Great website I just found. Had same problem as others after upgrading to Windows 10 on ASUS laptop. I had two occasions of msvcp100.dll missing. One was caused by ASUS Splended that I uninstalled. The second was caused by Adobe Reader that I reinstalled. Both problems are now resolved.

# 15 Nov 2015, 4:43

Ralf writes

0 thumbs

Could someon send me the link, please?

# 30 Nov 2015, 3:20

Ralf writes

0 thumbs

Hi John, could you send me please what you have done to fix the same issues a I have?

# 30 Nov 2015, 4:04

= Bob = writes

4 thumbs

I have same ASUS problem with colorUService.exe and missing .dll
Could someone send me the link. I see others solved it with a website, and others asked for link but I don't see an answer. I'm new here. Been chasing this for months. Thanks

# 29 Dec 2015, 11:14

Jeanne writes

0 thumbs

I have been having the same problem where my computer starts up and the ColorUService.exe - system error pops up. Can I also get the link to the ASUS fix. Thanks!

# 7 May 2016, 14:53

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

What does the ColorUService.exe error message when it pop ups?

# 20 May 2016, 6:25

Chuck writes

0 thumbs

Hi. When I was on Windows 8.1, I used to get a pop-up window everytime I shut down my system warning me that ColorUService was still running.
Now that I upgraded to Windows 10, I don't see this pop-up anymore, but I'm still not sure if I need to do something and what to do exactly.
Should I uninstall it from my PC ?
Will it cause problems if I do so ?

# 25 May 2016, 8:31

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

Here's some info on what the Splendid software does:

"ASUS Splendid allows you to easily adjust the display settings that provide a better and mild paper-like experience to reduce eye strain for long time reading or the Vivid mode provides a preset for enriching the color of the screen.

You can adjust the screen color temperature, hue, and saturation by personal preferences.

You will see four modes on the interface of ASUS Splendid, Normal, Theater, Vivid and Manual."

source: http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1009904/

# 30 May 2016, 5:19

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