What is SpyEmergencySrv.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 SpyEmergencySrv.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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SpyEmergencySrv.exe file information

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

The process known as Spy Emergency Scan Engine Gateway or Spy Emergency Malware and Spam Filtering Gateway belongs to software NETGATE Spy Emergency (version 2008) by NETGATE Technologies s.r.o (

Description: SpyEmergencySrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SpyEmergencySrv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 727,608 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 2,338,000 bytes and 13 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. SpyEmergencySrv.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. SpyEmergencySrv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with SpyEmergencySrv.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSpy Emergency or Spy Emergency 2008
  2) search the support area on the Spy-emergency website
  3) make sure that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify SpyEmergencySrv.exe related errors

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

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