What is SaiMfd.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 SaiMfd.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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SaiMfd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SaiMfd
SaiMfd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Saitek MFD File System Driver or MFD File System Driver belongs to software Smart Technology Programming Software or Saitek SST Programming Software or Configuration Software by Saitek (

Description: SaiMfd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SaiMfd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 158,208 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 126,976 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The SaiMfd.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with SaiMfd.exe, you can also remove the entire program Smart Technology Programming Software or Saitek SST Programming Software using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SaiMfd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SaiMfd.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

A part of Saitek game controller software.
saitek Joystick controller utility
Saitek game controller software
It's for Saitek accessories, such as the Saitek speed-pad.
Also comes with R.A.T 7 Cyborg mouse as it's software for configuring it
used by Saitek/Cyborg controllers and peripherals. disabling it does not kill functionality
it uses 50% of my CPU, more than Flight Sim
R.A.T Mouse sofware thingy
As I read it comes with R.A.T 7 mouse, then I thought that I bought just few days ago bought R.A.T 3 gaming mouse and this program showed up, so it is harmless and important.
  Matthew   (further information)
Saitek x52 Driver app
  Ruel   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of SaiMfd.exe: based on 19 votes with 10 user comments. 11 users think SaiMfd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving SaiMfd issues

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