What is 3xHybrid?

3xHybrid.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if 3xHybrid.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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3xHybrid.sys file information

The process known as 3xHybrid belongs to software Philips Semiconductors (version 3xHybrid) or ASUSTek (version 3xHybrid) by Philips Semiconductors GmbH ( or ASUSTek (

Description: 3xHybrid.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. 3xHybrid.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 799,744 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 1,121,536 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. 3xHybrid.sys is not a Windows system file. The 3xHybrid.sys file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. 3xHybrid.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify 3xHybrid.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as 3xHybrid.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the 3xHybrid.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Gehört zum Medion TV- Tuner 7134 / CTX921, ist vielleicht der Treiber
  Marianne Hundt  
its a TV tuner card driver file.
IST der Treiber der Medion TV-Tuner-Karte (Seriennummer siehe meine Vorrednerin)
  Sebastian Schindler  
On my PC it seems that after a few weeks, it stops my PC from starting up until I delete it? I needed 3 reinstall because of it in the last couple of months
3xHybrid.sys belongs to the software Philips Semiconductors 3xHybrid or ASUS Hybrid TV Tuner by Philips Semiconductors GmbH or ASUSTeK.
Medion TV- Tuner 7134 / CTX921

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Summary: Average user rating of 3xHybrid.sys: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think 3xHybrid.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users don't grade 3xHybrid.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving 3xHybrid issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 3xHybrid. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the 3xHybrid.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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