What is scwatch4.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 scwatch4.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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Scwatch4.exe file information

The process known as SecureClean Service belongs to software SecureClean4 by WhiteCanyon (

Description: Scwatch4.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The scwatch4.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 364,544 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. Scwatch4.exe is not a Windows system file. The service has no detailed description. Scwatch4.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with scwatch4.exe, you might want to uninstall SecureClean4 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as scwatch4.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the scwatch4.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of scwatch4.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks scwatch4.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving scwatch4 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with scwatch4. 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 scwatch4.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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