What is Elevation_service.exe? Should I remove it?

Elevation_service.exe is the file needed for Google Chrome and Google Update repair functions that causes questionable errors and CPU usage

Elevation_service.exe is the file that appears in the Service console on Windows when the particular file causes spikes in CPU usage or slowness of the whole device. Users complain about the questionable Chrome Elevation Service or the executable file itself when the usage of some computer resources go up to 70 or 80%, and it takes minutes to open a folder or launch a program that usually performs quick and smooth. Elevation_service.exe is a file that gets installed automatically for Google Chrome builds, and the primary use of the service is related to Chrome Recovery. Google Chrome Recovery repairs Chrome Updater or Google Update when the algorithm detects that Chrome is not up-to-date.

Name Elevation_service.exe
Type Executable file
Related to Google Chrome Elevation Service
Needed for Recovery components to repair Google Chrome update
Safe? Diagnosis is advisable. It belongs to a program but can be misused by malicious actors to spread malware due to the common type
Diagnosis Scan the machine with FortectIntego and find out the purpose of this file to know if you need to perform Elevation_service.exe removal or not

Executable files like Elevation_service.exe are standard and, in most cases, used to help the device with various processes. In more simple words, this type of file contains step-by-step instructions that are needed for the computer to carry out functions. When the data is double-clicked it gets launched and sends needed guides.

Every software, application, or a program like a web browser uses such files. However, due to this fact that executables come pre-installed and often can be found in the Task manager or services console, malicious actors use types of EXE files to mimic common processes and deliver malware. So this file might be more that needed application file, for example, Elevation_service.exe virus. 

Cybercriminals can disguise their products like executable files and deliver those via spam emails and malicious sites, so we recommend to find out the purpose and location of Elevation_service.exe before jumping to conclusions that this is completely safe file. 

Elevation_service.exe should be placed in the Chrome application folder in Program Files, when legitimate. It is common to find the service running such services so that you can encounter the file name often. But when it causes issues and usage of resources, it is not typical, especially errors like the following:

  • “Elevation_service.exe Application Error.”
  • “Elevation.exe is not a valid Win32 application.”
  • “Elevation_service.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
  • “Cannot find Elevation_service.exe.”
  • “Elevation_service.exe not found.”
  • “Elevation_service.exe failed.”

You shouldn't remove Elevation_service.exe when you don't know surely that this is a corrupted or malicious file because missing files can cause more damage to your machine. However, you can run a thorough scan using FortectIntego to determine the purpose of this executable.

Elevation_service.exe removal when the file is entirely safe can cause issues with services and applications, diminish your time on the browser even more and even cause crashes and errors during the startup of the computer or particular programs.

Possible reasons why these Elevation_service.exe errors appear may include corrupted registry entries or the corrupted file itself. Also, other programs may be deleted, so these issues appear regarding the executable. Software issues and bugs related to OS Updates and incomplete installations are common causes of such file errors.

Pre-installed files can be misused to disguise malware

When data found on the machine are related to a particular program or application like the web browser, they are placed in Program Files and other system folders. Once the file that causes issues is placed in the suspicious random folder, it is a first red flag that the data in concern is questionable.

Programs get installed automatically alongside all these files, but malicious files come from spam email campaigns during which various types of EXE or DLL files come as hidden attachments and malicious additions to the email. You should be aware of such malware distribution technique.

When you receive emails, even legitimate-looking notifications from well-known pay close attention to grammar mistakes, typos and other red flags that may indicate questionable source or contents. The best tip is to delete emails received without any expectations or containing file attachments.

Get rid fo the Elevation_service.exe virus only when you are sure about the malicious purpose of this executable

Make sure to know the use of this file and particular location in the system before rushing into Elevation_service.exe removal. This is crucial because manually deleting this file or any associated program can cause more issues than the data itself. 

When you try to remove Elevation_service.exe manually, you can disable the Chrome Elevation Service by changing startup type in the services console or ending the running process in Task Manager. We don't recommend doing that if you are not an advanced PC user. Rely on system tools like FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, or Malwarebytes and check all the issues automatically.

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