What is SlimDrivers.exe?

The genuine SlimDrivers.exe file is a software component of SlimDrivers by SlimWare Utilities.
SlimDrivers.exe is an executable file that runs the SlimDrivers program, a freeware driver management tool. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The SlimDrivers program scans the system and checks for missing drivers and automatically updates them to the latest version. SlimDrivers provides back-up and restore functionality, if there are any problems with program updates, or to create a driver backup before a system format. Drivers can also be individually uninstalled. SlimWare Utilities is an American company that develops and markets utility software based on the Windows platform that clean, repair, update and optimize PCs and the software programs that inhabit them. SlimWare Utilities was launched alongside its then-flagship program, FixCleaner, a general cleaning and optimization utility. It was founded by Chris Cope in 2009 and based in D'Iberville, Mississippi, USA.

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 SlimDrivers.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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SlimDrivers.exe file information

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

The process known as SlimDrivers belongs to software SlimDrivers by SlimWare Utilities.

Description: SlimDrivers.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SlimDrivers.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (96% of all occurrences) or 3,556,120 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. SlimDrivers.exe is digitally signed. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. SlimDrivers.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with SlimDrivers.exe, you could also uninstall the software SlimDrivers using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

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