How to remove an hardlock error
Hardlock.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.
The free file information forum can help you determine if hardlock.sys belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
Hardlock.sys file information
The process known as Hardlock Device Driver for Windows NT or Sentinel Hardlock Device Driver for Windows NT belongs to software Hardlock Device Driver for Windows NT or Sentinel LDK by Aladdin Knowledge Systems (www.safenet-inc.com) or SafeNet (www.safenet-inc.com).
Description: hardlock.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 665,600 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 457,216 bytes and 19 more variants.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. File hardlock.sys is not a Windows core file. hardlock.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to look for help on the Safenet-inc's website or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Sentinel LDK.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hardlock.sys, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hardlock.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.
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