aksfridge service

 When I turn on the computer and check Event Viewer, I see this error and I can't find much help in google on this subject.
 What is aksfridge service and it is affiliated with any other software?

Log Name:      System
Source:        Service Control Manager
Date:          1/15/2018 7:25:08 PM
Event ID:      7000
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic

The aksfridge service failed to start due to the following error:
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That seems to come from SafeNet. I stopped using them many years back. Try the steps in the solution below.


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sgleeAuthor Commented:
I ran the following commands from the link you provided above:
The operation completed successfully.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON
The operation completed successfully.

and rebooted the computer. The error message does not appear in Event Viewer.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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sglee, are you aware what you just did to get rid of the error message? Are you aware what those "integrity checks", that you disabled, do?
Also do you even need that aksfridge service any more?
sgleeAuthor Commented:

What does it do? Should I keep it? What software created aksfridge service?
It is sad that you blindly follow advice. The linked thread was not even about your problem in particular.

You disabled a security feature that looks at driver files and validates the digital signature of those. Disabling it means that from now on, malware will have it a little easier to enter your system (if that malware wanted to use unsigned drivers).

The service aksfridge has to to with digital rights management and will have been installed because you use some product of Aladdin/Safenet. If you can't tell which - neither can I from here. Go through the list of installed software and find out. If not needed, uninstall that software (if you find it and reverse the changes that you did).
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