What is SecCopy.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 SecCopy.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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SecCopy.exe file information

The process known as SecCopy belongs to software Second Copy (version 8, 7) by Centered Systems (

Description: SecCopy.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SecCopy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,128,616 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 2,983,208 bytes, 2,425,856 bytes or 2,982,712 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. SecCopy.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with SecCopy.exe, you can also visit the website, update the program to the latest version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Second Copy 8 or Second Copy 7).

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

Shareware backup program "Second Copy"
  ememkai   (further information)
File backup utility circ 2000
  Rick K  
Nice, configurable backup software.
  Larry   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SecCopy.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think SecCopy.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving SecCopy issues

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