What is eng64?

Eng64.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 eng64.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Eng64.sys file information

The process known as AV Engine belongs to software Symantec Antivirus Engine or C9650n Series PS Driver from by Symantec (

Description: Eng64.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Eng64.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 138,488 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 129,752 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. Eng64.sys is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. eng64.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with eng64.sys, you can also do the following:
  • visit the support page [1][2]
  • remove the entire program Norton Security or Norton 360 Premier using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify eng64.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as eng64.sys. Therefore, you should check the eng64.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

Norton failed to remove. WHY ?????
same question, Norton failed to remove, why?

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Best practices for resolving eng64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with eng64. 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 eng64.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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