What is M4-Service.exe?

The genuine M4-Service.exe file is a software component of Beam Your Screen by BeamYourScreen GmbH.
A screen sharing application, this process runs when selected manually. It gives you the ability to broadcast your screen to a predetermined network or hardware location. It is used primarily for assisting in presentations on a large user basis.

M4-Service stands for M4-Service.exe

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 M4-Service.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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M4-Service.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with M4-Service
M4-Service.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as B-Service.exe belongs to software Mikogo 4 by BeamYourScreen GmbH or Mikogo GmbH.

Description: M4-Service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. M4-Service.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files—for example C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mikogo 4\ or C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Mikogo4\Viewer\Service\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,008,032 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,008,968 bytes, 1,003,888 bytes or 1,007,472 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. M4-Service.exe is digitally signed. The M4-Service.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. M4-Service.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with M4-Service.exe, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as M4-Service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the M4-Service.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.


User Comments

Wenn von BeamYourScreen GmbH, dann ist die Software nicht "unbekannt", sondern lautet "Mikogo" oder "BeamYourScreen" (Identische Software unter 2 Namen vertrieben). Dies ist ein tool zur Erstellung und Teilnahme von privaten oder kommerziellen online-Desktop-Sharing-Sitzungen. Die aufgerezeichneten Eingaben werden im Zuge der Sitzungen übermittet. Das M4-Service.exe immer läuft ist nicht notwendig, aber lässt sich scheinbar nicht verhindern.
Desktop Sharing Application
  Rainer   (further information)
"M4-service" ist der Name des Dienstes für die Mikogo-Fernwartung. Der Dienst kann in der Verwaltung bei den Diensten nach einer fernwartungssitzung Sitzung beendet werden und startet automatisch, wenn man eine neue Fernwartungssitzung startet.
  xelo   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of M4-Service.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks M4-Service.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving M4-Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with M4-Service. 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 M4-Service.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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