What is savrt?

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

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Savrt.sys file information

The process known as AutoProtect belongs to software Symantec AntiVirus AutoProtect or AutoProtect by Symantec (

Description: Savrt.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Savrt.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 334,984 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 337,592 bytes, 338,056 bytes, 301,200 bytes or 324,232 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. Savrt.sys is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The savrt.sys file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. savrt.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with savrt.sys, you can uninstall SPBBC or Symantec AntiVirus from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify savrt.sys related errors

If savrt.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 235,744 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 235,184 bytes. The program has no visible window. The savrt.sys file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. savrt.sys appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as savrt.sys. Therefore, you should check the savrt.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.


User Comments

it can somtimes hang OS:s Like XP For Ex.
  Dan Karlsson  
Part of Symantec Norton Internet Security suite
  Georg   (further information)
this is a problem in memory "injection"... so try unistall norton antivir... and install it again... maybe can help(do live update)
Casuses Stop Error 0x00000050
Belongs to Norton Internet Security
caused mem dump in 2000
  ben mccameron  
verursacht häufig Absturz bei Windows XP
  Andreas Krieg  
Causes Stop Error 0x00000050 and belongs to Symantec Coorporate Edition
  Chrizzly   (further information)
It is part of Symantec Antivirus Auto protect. So not necessary to uninstall or remove
  Subburaman N  
causes unregular reboot of machine witout Errorlogs
Part of Symantec Internet Security can cause conflict with Roxio/Sonic software
It's a pain in the butt, however unsure of deleting it due to unknown posibilities of more trouble. Symantec Antivirus it is associated due to live update being semantec's and windows using it need to find out if it has any dignificant function in windows live update

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of savrt.sys: based on 13 votes with 12 user comments. 6 users think savrt.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks savrt.sys is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving savrt issues

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