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What is SDFSSvc.exe?

SDFSSvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if SDFSSvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

SDFSSvc.exe file information

The process known as Spybot-S&D (version 2 Scanner Service) or Scanner Service belongs to software Spybot - Search & Destroy (version 2) by Safer-Networking (security.kolla.de).

Description: SDFSSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SDFSSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,103,392 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 1,817,560 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/sdfssvc.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. The SDFSSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. SDFSSvc.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

  • turn to the software developer [1][2], Safer-networking, for advice
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version [1][2]
  • remove the entire program Spybot - Search & Destroy or Spybot - Search & Destroy 2 using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify SDFSSvc.exe related errors

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

Spybot Search & Destroy service - not sure if '2' is version?

Summary: Average user rating of SDFSSvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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