• User Choice program

    IOCTLSVC.EXE Information

    This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.

    Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service
  • Filename
    IoctlSvc.exe
  • Command
    %windir%\SysWOW64\IoctlSvc.exe
  • Description
    This file is an Input Output Control Service associated with a number of applications and file paths and generally detects the presence of flash drives or other memory devices using USB.  Published by Prolific Technology Inc., this service can in many cases be disabled.  However, there is indication that if you have an external hard-drive, this service is essential for communications to occur.  Whether setting the service to manual would cause problems in this situation has not been determined.
  • File Location
    %windir%\SysWOW64\IoctlSvc.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service
  • Display Name
    PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
  • Note
    %Windir% refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows for Windows 95/98/ME/XP/Vista/7 or C:\Winnt for Windows NT/2000.
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