What is FTPServer.exe?

The genuine FTPServer.exe file is a software component of Sharpdesk by Sharp Corporation.
This process runs a small FTP server for Sharp Corporations Sharpdesk software. Sharpdesk offers document management solutions that include creating, editing, and transmitting both original and scanned files. The FTP process allows you to move your documents seamlessly from your PC or handheld device to the cloud or other network locations. Sharp celebrated their 100th birthday in 2012, and continues to support Sharpdesk.

FTPServer stands for File Transfer Protocol Server

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 FTPServer.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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FTPServer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FTPServer
FTPServer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Network Scanner Tool belongs to software Sharpdesk or NSSDK by SHARP CORPORATION (

Description: FTPServer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file FTPServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 820,224 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 688,128 bytes, 692,224 bytes or 626,688 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. FTPServer.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with FTPServer.exe, you can do the following:

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If FTPServer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 704,512 bytes. The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no description of the program. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The FTPServer.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FTPServer.exe. Therefore, you should check the FTPServer.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 software used by Sharp for their scanners and/or printers
ftpserver.exe is either a FTP Server that belongs to Sharp’s Network Scanner or part of Troj/Hupigon-RO [sophos]
  Jane   (further information)
ftpserver.exe is part of the CCTV CMS program NVSCenter V6.3.1.12. Flagged as a backdoor trojan by AVG
  Bob   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of FTPServer.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade FTPServer.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving FTPServer issues

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