What is sam.jar?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the sam.jar 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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Sam.jar file information

The process has no vendor information.

Description: Sam.jar is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sam.jar is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,510,757 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,510,673 bytes, 1,578,096 bytes, 1,389,181 bytes or 1,586,592 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The sam.jar file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sam.jar, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sam.jar 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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Summary: Average user rating of sam.jar: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think sam.jar is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving sam issues

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

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

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