What is SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe?

The genuine SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe file is a software component of RunSanDiskSecureAccess by Gemalto.
A security program for SanDisk flash drives, this application secures certain files or folders with password protection while leaving others open and password free. To access any file or folder protected by SanDisk SecureAccess, the application needs to be running in the background. Founded in 1988, Sandisk is a company that produces flash memory hardware and storage solutions.

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 SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.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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SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe file information

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

The process known as RunSanDiskSecureAccess_Win belongs to software RunSanDiskSecureAccess_Win by Gemalto N.V.

Description: SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. 
The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The program has no visible window. SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove RunSanDiskSecureAccess_Win (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.exe. Therefore, you should check the SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager.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

I got with it when I bought a usb minnr to provide a password. But I think this was crap when I can just use it on the computer it was installed. I have uninstalled it and two USB memory is wasted.I think that it all seems fishy.
  Johan Barsk  

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

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Best practices for resolving SanDiskSecureAccess_Manager issues

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