What is SDNotify.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 SDNotify.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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SDNotify.exe file information

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

The process known as SDMessaging Application belongs to software SDMessaging Application or SmartDraw VP by unknown.

Description: SDNotify.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SDNotify.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 462,848 bytes. 
There is no file information. The SDNotify.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. SDNotify.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could safely remove the program using the uninstall program of SmartDraw VP (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

AVG popped up saying it was trying to connect to the internet. This connected with the fact it's a logger for tracking keystrokes.
on windows 10 it wont show up on the uninstall list. It can also be found in C:\SmartDraw CI\Messages
  a guy  

Summary: Average user rating of SDNotify.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving SDNotify issues

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