What is bcserver.service?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the bcserver.service on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Bcserver.service file information

The process known as Bandwidth Controller Standard Server belongs to software Bandwidth Controller Standard or Traffic Shaper XP Server by unknown.

Description: Bcserver.service is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Bcserver.service is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—generally C:\Program Files (x86)\Traffic Shaper XP Server\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Bandwidth Controller Standard Server\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 606,208 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 630,784 bytes, 589,824 bytes or 916,992 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The bcserver.service file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Bcserver.service is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with bcserver.service, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bcserver.service. Therefore, you should check the bcserver.service process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It's a file loaded by a program called Traffic Shaper XP It's a file loaded by a program called Traffic Shaper XP. TS is a non threat program as far as I know. A problem to me is that after playing with the program some time ago and closing it it was starting up each day since without my knowledge. Finally worked that out today ( I must have told it to throttle my broadband, spent days this week when I saw my speed was way down, trying to find why) STRESS THAT IT MAY BE MY FAULT THAT THE PROGRAM LOADED EACH DAY AS i DIDN'T UNDERSTAND ITS OPERATION). Bad thing was I found no record in start up
  Laurie   (further information)
part of Traffic Shaper XP. keeps running even when application closes.
If you had installed Traffic Shaper XP then bcserver.service appears on the Task Manager. Traffic Shaper is an useful program to use if you have problems with applications hogging bandwidth and/or persistently downloading very large updates (i.e. Skype) on a metered Internet connection.

Summary: Average user rating of bcserver.service: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving bcserver issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bcserver. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bcserver.service process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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