What is scclient.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 scclient.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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Scclient.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with scclient
Scclient.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SafeConnect Client belongs to software SafeConnect by Impulse Point (

Description: Scclient.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Scclient.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 298,888 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 297,240 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The scclient.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Scclient.exe is not a Windows core file. Scclient.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with scclient.exe, you may want to uninstall SafeConnect software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If scclient.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 265,728 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Scclient.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name scclient.exe, for example Trojan.Win64.Agent.dnm (detected by Kaspersky), and Backdoor:Win64/Kenoja.A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the scclient.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

SCClient.exe = Safe Connect Client

Summary: Average user rating of scclient.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving scclient issues

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