What is Oreans?

The genuine Oreans.sys file is a software component of XPROTECTOR (Xtreme Protector) by Oreans Technologies.
"Orean.sys" is a driver file in Windows operating systems for XProtector (a.k.a. Xtreme-Protector), which is part of Themida® software by Oreans Technologies. It runs as a hidden system service and as a non-plug-and-play device driver. It creates registry entries that are not modifiable. In summary, the file activates hidden driver operations to protect programs from getting decompiled or reverse engineered. Vendors insert the software containing this file into their programs/shareware to protect and preserve essential functionality. The file is used in applications like Oxygen Phone Manager II and games like Mount & Blade and Prey. It is very common in shareware software. Oreans Technologies is a global provider of software protection and security services, such as XBundler®, WinLicense®, Themida®, and much more.

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

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Oreans.sys file information

The process known as XPROTECTOR belongs to software XPROTECTOR by unknown.

Description: Oreans.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Oreans.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 41,888 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 41,376 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no file information. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. Oreans.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Oreans.sys related errors

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

If you've installed the game "Prey", then it's a legit copyright protection file. If not, you may have a trojan, as there is a file with the same name as part of a trojan package-can't remember the name of it offhand...bitrose or something like that-but I've run across it a couple times in my travels as a tech support agent.
More than likely it's part of some sort of protection scheme from some shareware application who have installed.
  Joseph   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Oreans.sys: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Oreans issues

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