What is Haspnt?

The genuine Haspnt.sys file is a software component of HASP Kernel Device Driver by Aladdin Knowledge Systems.

HASPNT stands for HASP Kernel Device Driver for Windows NT

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

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Haspnt.sys file information

The process known as HASP Kernel Device Driver for Windows NT or Haspnt belongs to software Windows NT HASP Kernel Device Driver by Aladdin Knowledge Systems (

Description: Haspnt.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Haspnt.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 47,616 bytes (90% of all occurrences), 39,424 bytes, 37,888 bytes, 132,608 bytes or 36,352 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 service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. Haspnt.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If Haspnt.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 8,896 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. Haspnt.sys is not a Windows system file. Haspnt.sys appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as Haspnt.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the Haspnt.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

usb dongle driver
Core API's help of Haspnt.sys driver orhaspvdd.dll
  Ajit Bhor  
Usb DOngle Driver used for software security
  Steve   (further information)
haspnt non รจ stato avviato
Driver for Aladdin Hardware Key (used for high end software)
HASP Emulator for 1C:Enterprise (crack)
  KOS:)   (further information)
it may conflict with sniffer pro 4.x which crash the system
aladdin dongle driver. Essential for protected software (only). I have problems with Vista when trying to uninstall hasp driver with bundled uninstaller
Might be used by AutoCAD 2000
driving pilot for secure key
    (further information)
USB Dongle used to override or pach a missing USB Security Key
Needed for HASP protected services
Hasp driver version 4.95
  rohit mohan verma  
Very aggressive protection driver, could cause BSOD (XP SP2/3) if any application tries to access it's memory (even for reading). Also it conflicts with usb-key emulators.
  ‬   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of Haspnt.sys: based on 19 votes with 14 user comments. 11 users think Haspnt.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Haspnt issues

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