What is FILESPY?

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

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FILESPY.sys file information

The process known as FILESPY or TASCAM kernel file spy belongs to software PLC or GigaStudio by TASCAM (

Description: FILESPY.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FILESPY.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,985 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. FILESPY.sys is not a Windows core file. FILESPY.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with FILESPY.sys, you might want to uninstall the software PLC using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify FILESPY.sys related errors

If FILESPY.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 26,992 bytes. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. FILESPY.sys is not a Windows core file. FILESPY.sys appears to be a compressed file.

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

Appears to be a part of BitDefender aiti-virus program. Should be harmless
  John Moore  
liegt im Bitdefender 8 Virenscanner-Verzeichnis
  Hausmaus   (further information)
Es ist ein Bestandteil von Bitdefender
  oneofone   (further information)
Part of Bitfender antivirus program
  Tim   (further information)
Appeared after Gigastudio installation

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of FILESPY.sys: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 5 users think FILESPY.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving FILESPY issues

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