What is interceptor?

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

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Interceptor.sys file information

The process known as Filesystem Interceptor or Interceptor Driver belongs to software GDInterceptor by unknown.

Description: Interceptor.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file interceptor.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 52,858 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 49,402 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. Interceptor.sys is not a Windows core file. interceptor.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify interceptor.sys related errors

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

gehört zum Antiviren Kit (AVK) von GDATA
  Greg   (further information)
G Data Software AG
Ich konnte die datei Interceptor.sys mit AVK von GDATA in Verbindung bringen
gehört zu GData AVK 2006 Antivirentoolkit
  Markus Hausburg  
An element of AVK - antivir software from GData

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of interceptor.sys: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think interceptor.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving interceptor issues

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