"Windows CardSpace - infocard.exe" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Windows CardSpace" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Windows CardSpace" service related to infocard.exe?

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A

"Windows CardSpace" is a Windows 7 service that "Securely enables the creation, management, and disclosure of digital identities." "Windows CardSpace" service is provided by infocard.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "Windows CardSpace" service:

Service name: idsvc
Display name: Windows CardSpace
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exe
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies: None

"Windows CardSpace" service is provided by an EXE file called: infocard.exe:

Name: infocard.exe
Location: 
   C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exe
Description: Windows CardSpace
File version: 3.0.4506.5420
Size: 857 KB (878,416 bytes)
Modified: Thursday, November 04, 2010, ?9:52:36 PM
Product name: .NET Framework
Vendor: Microsoft Corporation

Disabling "Windows CardSpace" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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