What Is ADSMSrv.exe? Is It A Virus Or Malware? Fix?

What is ADSMSrv?

ADSMSrv is an executable exe file which belongs to the ADSMSrv process which comes along with the ASUS Data Security Manager Software developed by ASUSTeK software developer.

If the ADSMSrv process running in the Windows Operating system is important, then you should be careful while deleting it. Sometimes ADSMSrv process might be using CPU or GPU too much. If it is malware or a virus, it might be running in the background without you knowing it.

The .exe extension of the ADSMSrv file specifies that it is an executable file for Windows Operating Systems like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Malware and viruses are also transmitted through exe files. So we must be sure before running any unknown executable file on our computers or laptops.

Now we will check if the ADSMSrv file is a virus or malware. Whether it should be deleted to keep your computer safe? Read more below.

Is ADSMSrv safe to run? Is it a virus or malware?

Let’s check the location of this exe file to determine whether this is legit software or a virus. The location of this file and dangerous rating is.

File Location / Rating: C:Program Files (x86)ASUSASUS Data Security Manager

To check whether the exe file is legit you can start the Task Manager. Then click on the columns field and add Verified Signer as one of the columns.

Now, look at the Verified Signer value for ADSMSrv process if it says “Unable to verify” then the file may be a virus.

File Name ADSMSrv
Software Developer ASUSTeK
File Type EXE
File Location C:Program Files (x86)ASUSASUS Data Security Manager
Software ASUS Data Security Manager


Over All Ratings for ADSMSrv : 4/5

Next, check the developer of ADSMSrv. If the developer of the software is legitimate, then it is not a virus or malware. If the developer is not listed or seems suspicious, you can remove it using the uninstall program.

Based on our analysis, we have displayed our result of whether this ADSMSrv.exe file is a virus or malware below.

Is ADSMSrv A Virus or Malware: ADSMSrv .

How to check if ADSMSrv is a security issue?

We also recommend using the Security task manager application to find which processes are unwanted in your Windows computer and can be a security issue. Here is how you can find whether ADSMSrv is a security threat using the Security Task Manager application.

  1. Download the Security Task Manager application and install it on your computer.
  2. Run it as administrator. It will now show all the applications that are running on your computer.
  3. Now it will show the Rating, file location, company, and product name for each process.
  4. Now click on the rating column to sort based on ratings.
  5. You will now see which process has the worst rating easily so can decide ADSMSrv is given a bad rating or not easily.
  6. You will also find whether the ADSMSrv process is important or not with this feature. Here is a screenshot of the software running on our windows computer.

How To Remove or Uninstall ADSMSrv

To remove ADSMSrv from your computer do the following steps one by one. This will uninstall ADSMSrv if it was part of the software installed on your computer.

  1. If the file is part of a software program, then it will also have an uninstall program. Then you can run the Uninstaller located at directory like C:Program Files>ASUSTeK>ASUS Data Security Manager >ADSMSrv> ADSMSrv_uninstall.exe.
  2. Or the ADSMSrv was installed using the Windows Installer then to uninstall it Go to System Settings and open Add Or Remove Programs Option.
  3. Then Search for ADSMSrv or the software name ASUS Data Security Manager in the search bar or try out the developer name ASUSTeK.
  4. Then click on it and select the Uninstall Program option to remove ADSMSrv file from your computer. Now the software ASUS Data Security Manager program along with the file ADSMSrv will be removed from your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I stop ADSMSrv process?

In order to stop the adsmsrv.exe process from running you either have to uninstall the program associated with the file or if it’s a virus or malware, remove it using a Malware and Virus removal tool.

Is ADSMSrv a Virus or Malware?

As per the information we have the ADSMSrv . But a good file might be infected with malware or a virus to disguise itself.

Is ADSMSrv causing High Disk Usage?

You can find this by opening the Task Manager application (Right-click on Windows Taskbar and choose Task Manager) and clicking on the Disk option at the top to sort and find out the disk usage of ADSMSrv.

Is ADSMSrv causing High CPU Usage?

You can find this by opening the Task Manager application and finding the ADSMSrv.exe process and checking the CPU usage percentage.

How to check GPU Usage of ADSMSrv?

To check ADSMSrv GPU usage. Open the Task Manager window and look for the ADSMSrv process in the name column and check the GPU usage column.

I hope you were able to learn more about the ADSMSrv file and how to remove it. Also, share this article on social media if you find it helpful.

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