What is driver.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the driver.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Driver.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with driver
Driver.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as G2v belongs to software Driver or SR0cKM by Privat or RbtFYgV4H.

Description: Driver.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file driver.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 3 bytes or 228,352 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The driver.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name driver.exe, for example Trojan.Generic.15983068 or Gen:Trojan.Heur.jm0@ILA5KVcO (detected by BitDefender), and Packed.Generic.300 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the driver.exe 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

The Service for CCure 800 Software / Electronic Access Control Software
  Phil Jeffrey   (further information)
Added by the W32/Randon-Y worm. This infection, when started, connects to an IRC server using a provided MIRC client to receive commands.
  Trojan   (further information)
that it in saftywise wood stop unsecure downloads
Virus, is downloaded by W32/Dorkbot.B that uses a Remote Administration Tool
windows setup?

Summary: Average user rating of driver.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think driver.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think driver.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving driver issues

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