What is sensorsrv.exe?

The genuine sensorsrv.exe file is a software component of ASUS SmartLogon by ASUSTeK.
Sensorsrv.exe is an executable file that belongs to ASUS Smart Logon, a facial recognition software used as a security feature on certain systems developed by ASUS. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. ASUS SmartLogon is a freeware program developed for the Windows platform that uses the laptop's front camera to detect the user's facial features, matching them with its database and insuring only authorized users may access data stored on the system. Asus is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. Asus was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

SensorSrv stands for ASUS SmartLogon Sensor Service

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 sensorsrv.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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Sensorsrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sensorsrv
Sensorsrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SmartLogon Application or ASUS FaceLogon Application or FaceLogon Application belongs to software ASUS SmartLogon or ASUS FaceLogon by ASUS ( or ASUSTek Computer (

Description: Sensorsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sensorsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 305,720 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 305,792 bytes, 297,528 bytes, 375,424 bytes or 473,728 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The sensorsrv.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The sensorsrv.exe file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Sensorsrv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Asus provides direct support ( You could completely remove ASUS SmartLogon or ASUS FaceLogon (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify sensorsrv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sensorsrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sensorsrv.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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Best practices for resolving sensorsrv issues

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