What is CDPService.exe?

The genuine CDPService.exe file is a software component of CDP Cisco Client by TallSoft Computing Ltd..
In TallSoft Computing's CDP Cisco Client 3.32, where "CDPClient.exe" is the primary executable, "CDP" means "Cisco Discovery Protocol," a private Cisco Systems protocol used only in Cisco devices. It is a network monitor and troubleshooting Windows background service which sends and receives data in this protocol between connected Cisco devices, enabling administrators to learn a network's total topology. It can be started and stopped manually via "msconfig" or the Service Control Manager. It can be installed or uninstalled manually at the system prompt by navigating to the CDP Cisco Client group directory and executing "cdpservice /install" or "…/uninstall". Another industry-wide meaning of "CDP" is Continuous Data Protection and several data backup products have "CDPService.exe" processes, especially AhsayOBM and AhsayACB by Ahsay Systems Corporation, Ltd., of Hong Kong, and ServosityPro.

CDPService stands for Cisco Discovery Protocol Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CDPService.exe 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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CDPService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CDPService
CDPService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CDP Cisco Client Service belongs to software CDP Cisco Client or Integrity Remote Backup Manager or DataMate Backup Manager or Toniq Vault Offsite Backup by Tallsoft.

Description: CDPService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CDPService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—primarily C:\Program Files (x86)\DataMateCorporate\bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 262,144 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 251,392 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. CDPService.exe is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. CDPService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program CDP Cisco Client or Toniq Vault Offsite Backup, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to to update it, go to or to contact the vendor, or go to CDP Cisco Client or Toniq Vault Offsite Backup in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CDPService.exe. Therefore, you should check the CDPService.exe 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.


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Best practices for resolving CDPService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CDPService. 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 CDPService.exe 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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