What is SDKCOMServer.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 SDKCOMServer.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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SDKCOMServer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SDKCOMServer
SDKCOMServer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PDI SDK COM Server for (version x64/x86 interop) belongs to software SDKCOMServer by Portrait Displays (

Description: SDKCOMServer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SDKCOMServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 70,256 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 70,960 bytes, 78,616 bytes or 78,120 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can remove the entire program SDK using Windows Control Panel or look for help on the website.

Recommended: Identify SDKCOMServer.exe related errors

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

My USB port was blocked for memory stick. After uninstalled this SDKCOM then able to use memory stick again.

Summary: Average user rating of SDKCOMServer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving SDKCOMServer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SDKCOMServer. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SDKCOMServer.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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