What is edd.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 edd.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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Edd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with edd
Edd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SCM Driver Daemon belongs to software System Control Manager or SCM Driver Daemon by unknown.

Description: Edd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Edd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 40,960 bytes (73% of all occurrences) or 61,440 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > System Control Manager or Cyclope).

Recommended: Identify edd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as edd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the edd.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

It is not dangerous. It belongs to System Control Manager application which comes bundled with laptops.
  lucifer cipher  
edd.exe seems to be a program running on MSI laptops for use of additional buttons (i.e. hot-start button on the laptop)
Installed as part of MSI Laptop on my PRO620
It consumes an important portion of processor capacity, while its open working with other programs (powerpoint in my case) is very slow
edd.exe or System Control Manager by LG
  Juliao Baggio di Sopra  
Known as "Evil Driver Daemon"
edd.exe has negative effect on mobile broadband dongle, I have witnessed numerous instances of 3 mobile dongle not connecting, end process on edd.exe and they work fine.
msi tool 4 special laptop-buttons, resource hog, poorly programmed
  msi roxx  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of edd.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks edd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade edd.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving edd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with edd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the edd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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