What is SavService.exe?

SavService.exe is part of Sophos Anti-Virus and developed by Sophos Plc according to the SavService.exe version information.

SavService.exe's description is "Performs virus scanning and disinfection functions"

SavService.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on SavService.exe:

Product nameSophos Anti-Virus
Company nameSophos Plc
File descriptionPerforms virus scanning and disinfection functions
Internal nameInfrastructure.dll
Original filenameInfrastructure.dll
Legal copyright© 1989-2008 Sophos Plc, www.sophos.com
Product version7.6.0
File version1.0.0.3921

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

Product nameSophos Anti-Virus
Company nameSophos Plc
File descriptionPerforms virus scanning and disinfec..
Internal nameInfrastructure.dll
Original filenameInfrastructure.dll
Legal copyright© 1989-2008 Sophos Plc, www.sophos...
Product version7.6.0
File version1.0.0.3921

Digital signatures [?]

SavService.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

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

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

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

savservice.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.

Performs virus scanning and disinfection functions has stopped working.

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

savservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

What will you do with SavService.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with SavService.exe. 33% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 3 users.

User vote results: There were 1 vote to remove and 2 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with SavService.exe. Only 3 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.

Malware or legitimate?

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