Services and Controller app

Services and Controller app – High CPU Fix

Services and Controller app is a legitimate Microsoft Windows process, but sometimes can be a target of a malicious attack and cause the process to increase the CPU usage of your PC.  This program is important for the stable running of your computer and should not be terminated. Services.exe should be located in C:\Windows\System32\ , if instances occur elsewhere they may be trojans or other malware.

Services and Controller app

The Services and Controller app process in its calm state

There are some steps you can try if the Services and Controller app is experiencing high CPU usage and is not infected by some kind of a virus.

Often times an application may send invalid instructions which may cause High CPU spikes. In this case you may try to restart the Windows Management Instrumentation service by following these steps:

  1. Click on Start Menu, type Services and open the app
  2. Then scroll down until you see the Windows Management Instrumentation
  3. Right click on it and press Restart
Windows Management Instrumentation

Services —–>Windows Management Instrumentation

In the next paragraphs we will explain how the Services and Controller app Trojan can infect and disturb the usage of your computer.

Services and Controller app

Services and Controller app is a program with malicious abilities that seeks to start harmful processes and tasks within the infected computer. Typically, Services and Controller app sneaks inside the system without being detected and operates in disguise as a Trojan horse.

Services and Controller app

The Services and Controller app detected by multiple antivirus programs in VirusTotal

In many cases, Services and Controller app attempts to steal some data from the infected computer but this is not the only way this Trojan can cause harm. If you have a reason to suspect that this particular malware has infiltrated your machine or you have detected some red flags that may mean that this Trojan is present in your system, please make sure you read the information on this page and the removal guide that is published on it. There you will find instructions on how to remove Services and Controller app that have been written in such a way that they will help you easily identify and eliminate the infection even if you’re not an expert.

Once nestled in the system, Services and Controller app can launch a number of malicious processes and tasks without users’ consent. In fact, the Trojan can acquire administrator rights over the infected system and access critical files, registry keys and practically any data that is stored there. The criminals who have control over the infection can set it, for example, to modify, replace or delete specific file types, make changes to the OS settings or alter the configurations of different applications that have been installed there. Viruses and malware delivery is another common thing that such malware can be utilized for. In most cases, the Trojan acts as a backdoor and allows infections like ransomware, spyware and other viruses to secretly enter the compromised computer through a previously detected vulnerability.

Trojans like Services and Controller app are also excellent surveillance tools that hackers commonly use to spy on their victims. Such threats can keep track of what you type, watch or say in order to acquire some personal info, which can later be used for internet abuse, extortion, online fraud, blackmail, etc. Your web camera and microphone can easily be hacked with the help of this malware and the crooks can see and hear you, and even record you without you even suspecting it. Once again, we recommend that you carefully read the instructions below in order to have success in locating and eliminating the correct Trojan-related files or use the professional removal tool for quick detection.

Services and Controller app part of Segurazo

In most cases Services and Controller app may cause High CPU usage because a rogue program is installed without your knowledge. In these cases the culprit is Segurazo Antivirus and we strongly suggest you to remove every instance of this potentially unwanted program.

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The Segurazo program causing Services and Controller app high CPU usage


Name Services and Controller app
Type Trojan
Detection Tool

Remove Services and Controller app

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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