What is scrgrd.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 scrgrd.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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Scrgrd.exe file information

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Scrgrd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The scrgrd.exe file is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Note: File does not exist any longer. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). The scrgrd.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

This is malware

Summary: Average user rating of scrgrd.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks scrgrd.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving scrgrd issues

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