What is BlackDrv?

BlackDrv.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 BlackDrv.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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BlackDrv.sys file information

The process known as Network driver belongs to software ICEpac or black by Internet Security Systems (

Description: BlackDrv.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BlackDrv.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 229,331 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 229,367 bytes or 162,915 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The BlackDrv.sys file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify BlackDrv.sys related errors

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

BlackIICE Treiber
Part of BlackIce PC Protection
  C   (further information)
it's a Part of BlackICE Firewall, u can also type "msconfig" in Start Run to remove it from startup
  Steel   (further information)
Teil der BlackICE Firewall. Keine Gefahr zu erwarten. Kann, falls die Firewall nicht mehr installiert ist, gelöscht werden. Wird mitunter als Rootkit erkannt - diese Einschätzung ist aber unkorrekt.
  Dr.Mabuse   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of BlackDrv.sys: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think BlackDrv.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving BlackDrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BlackDrv. 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 BlackDrv.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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