What is entech?

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

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Entech.sys file information

The process known as ENTECH or PowerStrip support NT kernel-mode driver belongs to software PowerStrip by EnTech Taiwan (

Description: Entech.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Entech.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 21,664 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 27,672 bytes or 20,400 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The entech.sys file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The process is not active. entech.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify entech.sys related errors

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

  dilbert768   (further information)
Entech64.sys Entech.sys Entech.vxd
PowerStrip provides advanced, multi-monitor, programmable hardware support to a wide range of graphics cards - from the venerable Matrox Millennium I to the latest ATI X1900 Crossfire and NVidia Quad-SLI 7900. It is in fact the only program of its type to support multiple graphics cards from multiple chipset vendors, simultaneously, under every Windows operating system from Windows 95 to the x64-bit edition of XP.
  Rico S Suav'e   (further information)
CO_Mon f:\windows\system32\drivers\co_mon.sys
The kernel-mode driver named "entech" has been used by benchmark programs like 3dmark and Aquamark.
  Leo   (further information)
PowerStrip support NT kernel-mode driver
  Jay   (further information)
was added by PCMark05 (Benchmark Program)
  Andy Rohner  
Comes with 3DMark/PCMark
Installs with 3DMark05 benchmarking software

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of entech.sys: based on 10 votes with 9 user comments. 4 users think entech.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade entech.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving entech issues

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