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What is the Cryptographic Services (CryptSvc) service?

What does the Cryptographic Services (CryptSvc) service do?

The cryptographic service confirms signatures of Windows files.

Cryptographic Services (CryptSvc) service details

Does my computer need the Cryptographic Services (CryptSvc) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the CryptSvc service to run, but drivers might not install and Windows Update won’t work.

Should I disable the Cryptographic Services (CryptSvc) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the cryptographic service running. If you don’t, Windows Update and lots of other features will stop working.