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What is ksthunk?

Ksthunk.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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Ksthunk.sys file information

The process known as Kernel Streaming Thunks or Kernel Streaming WOW Thunk Service belongs to software Kernel Streaming Thunks or Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Ksthunk.sys is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. ksthunk.sys is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 0 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ksthunk.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The file is a Windows core system file. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. Note: File does not exist any longer. There is no detailed description of this service. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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

I deleted it and everything still working fine. I had a problem with Windows Media Player. After 15 minutes, my music could NOT be played. Maybe this was the cause...

Summary: Average user rating of ksthunk.sys: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user suspects danger.

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