What is MemfilesService.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 MemfilesService.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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MemfilesService.exe file information

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

The process known as MemfilesService or Glary Memfiles Service belongs to software Glary Utilities or Glary Utilities PRO by Glarysoft (

Description: MemfilesService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MemfilesService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—common is C:\Program Files (x86)\Glary Utilities 5\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Glarysoft\Malware Hunter\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 406,816 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 417,744 bytes and 15 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The MemfilesService.exe file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Glary Utilities or Glary Utilities PRO come up, you can also ask the developer,, for support or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program.

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

MemfilesService.exe shows up in the Glary Utilities folders on my system. Windows 10

Summary: Average user rating of MemfilesService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving MemfilesService issues

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