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What’s IVPN Service.exe? Is it safe or a virus?

IVPN Service.exe is a file associated with the IVPN application, developed by Privatus Limited. The IVPN Service.exe process is responsible for running the background service of the IVPN application, which provides a secure and private virtual private network (VPN) connection for users.

This service enables users to protect their online privacy, secure their internet connection, and bypass censorship or georestrictions. The IVPN application encrypts internet traffic and hides the user's IP address, offering a high level of security and anonymity when browsing the web.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes IVPN Service.exe?

We’ve found Privatus Limited should be the publisher of IVPN Service.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.

Is IVPN Service.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the IVPN Service.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find IVPN Service.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 5, 2024

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