What is PortTalk?

The genuine PortTalk.sys file is a software component of PortTalk Driver by Beyond Logic.
A device driver for PortTalk, this system file starts with Windows once installed. PortTalk allows software to interface with Input/Output ports even if Windows has disallowed it. The latest version of Windows that it supports is Windows XP. PortTalk was created by Craig Peacock, who continues to support the Beyond Logic website.

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

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PortTalk.sys file information

The process known as PortTalk - Beyond Logic I/O Port Driver belongs to software PortTalk Driver by Beyond Logic

Description: PortTalk.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PortTalk.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 3,567 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not active. PortTalk.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify PortTalk.sys related errors

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


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Best practices for resolving PortTalk issues

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