What is DriveSentry.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 DriveSentry.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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DriveSentry.exe file information

The process known as DriveSentry belongs to software DriveSentry by DriveSentry.

Description: DriveSentry.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file DriveSentry.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,074,176 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,868,736 bytes, 1,050,112 bytes, 1,067,520 bytes or 1,120,768 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program has a visible window. DriveSentry.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > DriveSentry).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DriveSentry.exe. Therefore, you should check the DriveSentry.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

Very little but I already have a firewall and anti-virus protection. It first appeared on my PC out of nowhere and now I cant get rid of it. It is a nuisance. I cannot find the official website for it so I cannot get their advice.
  Peter Wareham  

Summary: Average user rating of DriveSentry.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks DriveSentry.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving DriveSentry issues

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