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What’s PRSvc.exe (KickStart.WindowService)? Is it safe or a virus?

The PRSvc.exe process is commonly recognized by its alias, KickStart.WindowService, and plays a pivotal role as a component of the Product Registration framework. This particular executable is a crucial part of the infrastructure that supports users in registering their products with the manufacturer, in this case, likely associated with Dell's product ecosystem.

Product registration is an essential step for consumers who purchase Dell products, as it offers several significant benefits. By registering your product, you create a direct line of communication with Dell, enabling the company to offer you tailored support and service. This process not only simplifies the warranty service, should you need it, but it also ensures that you receive important updates and notifications about your product. These can include software updates, security patches, and information about new features or products that could enhance your user experience.

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Who makes PRSvc.exe (KickStart.WindowService)?

We’ve found Dell Inc. should be the publisher of PRSvc.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 8, 2024

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