What is sokscmpn.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 sokscmpn.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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Sokscmpn.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sokscmpn
Sokscmpn.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Smartcard Office Kernel PIN Server belongs to software Smartcard Office Kernel or CHIPDRIVE Smartcard Office by SCM Microsystems (

Description: Sokscmpn.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The sokscmpn.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 528,384 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 529,408 bytes, 838,656 bytes or 840,704 bytes. 
Sokscmpn.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Sokscmpn.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as sokscmpn.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sokscmpn.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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Summary: Average user rating of sokscmpn.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks sokscmpn.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving sokscmpn issues

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