What is ghpciscan?

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

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Ghpciscan.sys file information

The process known as Symantec Ghost PCI Scanner Kernal Mode Driver belongs to software Symantec Ghost PCI Scanner by Symantec (

Description: Ghpciscan.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ghpciscan.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 5,632 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. ghpciscan.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the software Norton Ghost using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify ghpciscan.sys related errors

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

I know its for norton ghost but not sure if I need it
Belongs to Norton Ghost
Part of Nortt Ghost backup program

Summary: Average user rating of ghpciscan.sys: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think ghpciscan.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ghpciscan issues

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