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How to remove an Afc error


Afc.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 OS, hardware etc.
The free file information forum can help you determine if Afc.sys belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Afc.sys file information

The process known as Arcsoft® ASPI Shell or PPdus ASPI Shell belongs to software PPdus ASPI Shell or Arcsoft® ASPI Shell by Arcsoft (www.arcsoft.com).

Description: Afc.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 11,776 bytes (88% of all occurrences) or 18,688 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/afc.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. Afc.sys is not a Windows core file. Afc.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If Afc.sys is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 22,784 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The Afc.sys file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. Afc.sys is not a Windows core file. Afc.sys seems to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as Afc.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the Afc.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.



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User Comments

AFC klingt sich als Laufwerktreiber bei CD und DVD Laufwerken ein. Wenn er gelöscht wird, dann hat man keine Zugriff mehr zum DVD/CD - LW. Wenn man ihn löscht, dann sollte man sich den Gerätemanager ansehen, das/die Laufwerk/e löschen. In der Registry müssen alle Einträge entfernt werden in denen AFC.SYS erscheint. Danach im Windows/System32/driver32 den Treiber für alle Fälle Speichern. Im Windowsverzeichnis nach weiteren Einträgen suchen (z.B. ntbtlog.txt) und ausscheiden und woanders speichern. Danach über Systemsteuerung/Hardware neu installieren. Das trifft übrigens auch für PFC.SYS zu.
  PC-Freak  
Verhinderte, dass DVD-RAM Treiber funktioniert. AFC aus Lowerfilters in der Registry entfernt
  Sascha  
Simple Tech Backup Hard Drive uses ArcSoft "Total Media Backup and Record" program to operate the system. asp.sys is an essential file to install the software and make the system run.
  Rich Cronin  
When ever my computer crashes from a Kernel-Power fault 41 63, it is always right after it tries to load afc.sys
   
According to the Device info on my Dell laptop, this is the driver for the DVD drive.
  Coolblueice  

Summary: Average user rating of Afc.sys: based on 5 votes with 5 reviews.
3 users think Afc.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade Afc.sys ("not sure about it").


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