Most antivirus programs identify MaskitService.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R011C0PED18, and Symantec identifies it as ML.Attribute.HighConfidence.
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Description: MaskitService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file MaskitService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (common is C:\Program Files (x86)\Maskit\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 64,000 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 77,312 bytes or 44,032 bytes.
The program has no visible window. MaskitService.exe is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify MaskitService.exe related errors
Important: You should check the MaskitService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MaskitService has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active MaskitService process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the MaskitService.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.