What is ScsiAccess.EXE?

The genuine ScsiAccess.EXE file is a software component of ProShow Gold by Eastman Kodak Company.
This process is used by the Kodak product ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer to give root access to SCSI device drivers. Kodak introduced the ProShow products in 2002 to create professional slide shows and presentations with ease. Scsiaccess.exe is a high risk file due to the fact that it is commonly replaced with a functioning malicious file of the same name, giving high level access to outside users.

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 ScsiAccess.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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ScsiAccess.EXE file information

Windows Task Manager with ScsiAccess
ScsiAccess.EXE process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer or aspi or ProShow or CompuPic Pro

belongs to software ProShow Gold or aspi or ProShow Producer or CompuPic Pro or ProShow

by Eastman Kodak Company ( or Photodex or EASTMAN KODAK Company (

Description: ScsiAccess.EXE is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ScsiAccess.EXE is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in C:\—generally C:\WINDOWS\System32\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 181,312 bytes (81% of all occurrences) or 186,760 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The ScsiAccess.EXE file is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with ScsiAccess.EXE, you can do the following:
  • ask for help from Support
  • update [1][2] to a possibly corrected version
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer)

Recommended: Identify ScsiAccess.EXE related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ScsiAccess.EXE, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ScsiAccess.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

Installed with Kodak Easyshare for digital cameras, runs as a service.
installed with proshow gold
Installed with ProShow Gold - Required
Installed by ProShow Gold in C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
No special activity detected with o without scsiacces.exe process running
  Enrique Mendoza Eskola  
Installed by ProShow Gold, not dangerous
Installed with ProShow Gold
Installed with ProShow
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ScsiAccess.EXE: based on 36 votes with 9 reviews. 22 users think ScsiAccess.EXE is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think ScsiAccess.EXE is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade ScsiAccess.EXE ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ScsiAccess issues

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