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What is giveio?

Giveio.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 OS, hardware etc.
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Giveio.sys file information

The process known as giveio belongs to software ADC Analyzer or Disspy or SwiftForth by unknown.

Description: Giveio.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file giveio.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 5,248 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 3,328 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/giveio.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. Giveio.sys is not a Windows system file. giveio.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You can uninstall the program SpeedFan or Disspy, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to www.almico.com/sfdownload.php to update it, go to www.almico.com/forumindex.php for support, or go to SpeedFan or Disspy in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify giveio.sys related errors

If giveio.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 5,248 bytes (96% of all occurrences) or 2,560 bytes. Giveio.sys is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The giveio.sys file is not a Windows system file. giveio.sys seems to be a compressed file.

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

It dont cause problems for most cases, but sometimes it just begin to crash your pc even in safe mode. I used ubuntu liveCD to rename the giveio.sys and then, it crashed booting to safe mode at file Mup.sys...
is a speedfan file. speedfan use it to calculate the rotation speed of the fans and the temperature of the chips and without it, speedfan can't have access to the componets of the computer. Keep in mind this file can give access to virus pass the antivirus check and windows security. better to keep it out.
Cause my Windows XP to bluescreen
I have SpeedFan, and I scanned with TDSSkiller with all parameters, was suspicious and unsigned, but it's legit and part of Speedfan.
As others have stated, giveio.sys is part of SpeedFan or other similar Hardware Monitoring programs. For some peculiar reason, this file caused WinXP boot problems after cloning from a faulty SSD disk to a WD VelociRaptor; booting from the SSD had been fine all along, but now booting from the Raptor was broken. Removing the file allowed Windows to boot without incident.
Just open a command prompt and type net stop giveio followed by return, this will stop the driver and you can delete it from \windows\system32\drivers folder
The GiveIO tool enables the software direct access to the I/O ports.
  Pavel Rybka   (further information)
Part of Speedfan. With new windows updates, hangs up the computer at boot. Need to start in safe mode and uninstall speedfan entirely and reboot.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of giveio.sys: based on 77 votes with 9 reviews.
45 users think giveio.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 9 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 12 users think giveio.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade giveio.sys ("not sure about it").

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