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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.60%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.09%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.95%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.39%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.22%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.04%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.86%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 7.53%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.39%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.09%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.09%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.04%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.09%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 5.23%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 37.98%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 17.52%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.46%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.04%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.04%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.04%
6.0.6002.18005 (lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830) 5.88%
6.0.6002.18005 (lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830) 1.30%
6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) 0.04%
6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) 0.39%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.39%
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Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service by Microsoft

Remove vssvc.exe
Version:   6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
MD5:   d51d7ef1ea5ed2bb01e9d07e6e0533bc
SHA1:   a73360f9f2b913dc08804dc18d09b2bef87d8aeb
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:6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version:6.3.9600.16384
Size:1.37 MB (1,436,160 bytes)
Build date:8/22/2013 5:19 AM
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'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00138601%
Kernel CPU:0.00064562%
User CPU:0.00074039%
Kernel CPU time:321,875 ms/min
Private memory:4.09 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):10.88 MB
Private (minimum):10.84 MB
Non-paged memory:4.09 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:58.76 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):76.63 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:10.85 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):22.71 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Command line:C:\Windows\System32\vssvc.exe
Windows Service
Service name:VSS
Display name:Kötet árnyékmásolata
Description:“Gere e implementa cópias sombra de volume utilizadas para cópia de segurança, entre outros propósitos. Se este serviço for parado, as cópias sombra não estarão disponíveis para cópia de segurança e esta poderá falhar. Se este serviço estiver desactivado, não será possível iniciar qualquer serviço que dependa explicitamente dele.”

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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