What is slClient.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 slClient.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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SlClient.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with slClient
SlClient.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SLServer.exe or slServer.exe or SLServer module or SLServer belongs to software SLServer.exe or ScriptLogic or slServer.exe or ScriptLogic / DesktopAuthority by ScriptLogic Software ( or ScriptLogic (

Description: SlClient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SlClient.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 564,736 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 558,496 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The slClient.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. SlClient.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as slClient.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the slClient.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

This file is a normal client file deployed by our Scriptlogic/Desktop Authority products.
  Carlo from SL corp   (further information)
Used by Domain Admins to handle updates (such as corporate antivirus software) on domain PCs. Not sure if it also allows them to poke about your system though.
  Joe Borg  
This is an essential part of ScriptLogic and Desktop Authority products from ScriptLogic Corporation
  Peter B   (further information)
part of desktop authority which can control any aspect of your computer

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of slClient.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think slClient.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving slClient issues

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