What is klswd.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the klswd.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Klswd.exe file information

The klswd.exe process contains no information about its author.

Description: Klswd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Klswd.exe is located in a not unambiguous folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Klswd.exe is not a Windows system file. Note: File does not exist any longer. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as klswd.exe. Therefore, you should check the klswd.exe 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

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  ewigreinsteliebe   (further information)
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  Christoph   (further information)
In den letzten Versionen von Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 für Heimanwender und für Windows Workstations wurde das System zur Wiederherstellung nach Störungen in der Anwendung namens Prozess KLSWD.EXE hinzugefügt. Dieser stellt die Funkionalität der Anwendung nach Abstürzen automatisch wieder her. In den früheren Versionen von Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 sollten die Benutzer selbst die Arbeit von Kaspersky Anti-Virus 5.0 in in solchen Fällen manuell wiederherstellen.
  Johnnie   (further information)
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Summary: Average user rating of klswd.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 7 users think klswd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving klswd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with klswd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the klswd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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