What is Carpserv.exe

CARPService - Conexant carpserv - Conexant Systems

File description

Carpserv.exe with description CARPService is a process file from company Conexant Systems belonging to product Conexant carpserv.
The file is digitally signed from Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - VeriSign Time Stamping Service
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What is carpserv.exe?
This is a program that is related to Conexant soft modems. It is installed with Conexant soft modem drivers and is pre-installed on many computers, especially laptops. Its purpose is to facilitate the operation of the internal speaker on the modem; that is, it essentially lets you hear when your modem connects to the Internet.

This process is not essential to the operation of the system and can safely be killed or disabled. By killing this process, you will lose the ability to hear your modem. If you do not want or need this functionality, it is recommended that you disable the process to save memory.

Dangers of carpserv
As this is a legitimate executable that comes with Conexant soft modems and is pre-installed on many name-brand systems, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %SystemRoot%\System32. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There should never be more than one instance of carpserv.exe running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have a Conexant or Zoltrix soft modem, the presence of this executable is a possible sign of a virus infection.

Common problems
    • This problem is known to occur in isolated instances. Since the process is probably not useful for you, you should uninstall or disable it.
    • If you want this functionality, reinstall your soft modem driver.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User

Digital signatures found for this file

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