"dsAccessService.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "dsAccessService.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "dsAccessService.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "dsAccessService.exe" process?

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A

"dsAccessService.exe - Juniper Access Service" process for "Juniper Unified Network Service" manages Juniper Networks Software including Junos Pulse that supports VPN connections.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "dsAccessService.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name           PID   User Name   Memory   Description

dsAccessService.exe  1356  SYSTEM      2,072 K  Juniper Access Service

Additional information about "dsAccessService.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Program Files\Common Files\Juniper Networks\JUNS\dsAccessService.exe
   
Started by: services.exe

Files used:
   C:\Program Files\Common Files\Juniper Networks\JUNS
   C:\Users\Public\Juniper Networks\Logging\debuglog.log
   C:\Windows\System32
   C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\...
   
Registry keys: 
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\...
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseCertificates
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
Key	HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
Key	HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates

"dsAccessService.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "dsAccessService.exe" process or stop "Juniper Unified Network Service". If you need to use Junos Pulse VPN connection later, you can start it again.

 

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