"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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