What is sp_rsdrv2?

The genuine sp_rsdrv2.sys file is a software component of Spyware Terminator by
Spyware Terminator is a security program that protects computers against malicious programs. Sp_rsdrv2.sys is a driver associated with the real-time shield feature of Spyware Terminator. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Spyware Terminator is a anti-spyware program that offers real-time protection against malware, adware, trojans, rootkits and viruses. It also features scheduled scanning, prevention against security breaches and intrusions, and automatically updates itself regularly for newer virus definitions. It is not regarded as a threat. Spyware Terminator is available for the Windows platform.

sp_rsdrv2 stands for Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield Driver version 2.0

Sp_rsdrv2.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if sp_rsdrv2.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Sp_rsdrv2.sys file information

The process known as Spyware Terminator Driver belongs to software Spyware Terminator or Spyware Terminator Driver (version 2) by (

Description: Sp_rsdrv2.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file sp_rsdrv2.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 141,312 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 142,592 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. sp_rsdrv2.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as sp_rsdrv2.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the sp_rsdrv2.sys 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 sp_rsdrv2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sp_rsdrv2. 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 sp_rsdrv2.sys 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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