What is SatSrv.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 SatSrv.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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SatSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as Steganos Security Suite (version 2006 (8.0.7)) or Steganos AntiTheft belongs to software Steganos AntiTheft or Steganos Security Suite (version 2006, 2006 (8.0.6)) by Steganos GmbH (

Description: SatSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SatSrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,320 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 176,128 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. SatSrv.exe is not a Windows system file. The SatSrv.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with SatSrv.exe, you can do the following:

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

  dataDyne   (further information)
Steganos anti-theft app.
this process is part of the steganos security suite
Part of Steganos Security Suite 2008
  HelloKitty   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SatSrv.exe: based on 13 votes with 4 user comments. 10 users think SatSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SatSrv issues

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