Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service by Microsoft

Remove vssvc.exe
Version:   5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)
MD5:   4c4b9aec4f318331d42062fec7cee8d7
SHA1:   8cd65f3d6eee308d67ad1587fa659ab495454de2
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is vssvc.exe?

The Volume Shadow Copy Service provides the backup infrastructure for the Microsoft Windows, as well as a mechanism for creating consistent point-in-time copies of data known as shadow copies. The Volume Shadow Copy Service can produce consistent shadow copies by coordinating with business applications, file-system services, backup applications, fast-recovery solutions, and storage hardware.

About vssvc.exe (from Microsoft)

The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a set of COM APIs that implements a framework to allow volume backups to be performed while applications on a system continue to write to the volumes. VSS provi


File name:vssvc.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\vssvc.exe
Original name:VSSVC.EXE.MUI
File version:5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)
Product version:5.1.2600.5512
Size:286 KB (292,864 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'VSS' (Kötet árnyékmásolata)
  • 'VSS'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.50%
Windows 7 Professional 9.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 51.76% of Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 25.19%
Hewlett-Packard 20.61%
ASUS 12.98%
Toshiba 12.21%
Acer 10.31%
Lenovo 3.82%
Sony 3.05%
Samsung 2.29%
MSI 2.29%
Gateway 1.53%
Alienware 0.76%
Medion 0.76%
Intel 0.76%
Sahara 0.38%
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