What is sr.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 sr.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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Sr.exe file information

The process known as SlickRun Command Line or Runtime Environment belongs to software Bayden SlickRun or System Release by Bayden Systems ( or MYOB Technology Pty.

Description: Sr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 181,248 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 187,392 bytes, 177,152 bytes or 1,161,568 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Sr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Bayden SlickRun, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on Bayden SlickRun in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

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If sr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 1,097,696 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

SlickRun is a floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives you almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe becomes MAIL.
  mark   (further information)
Been using it for a long time now and find it indispensible.
  James Marchicelli  
awesome utility! the most useful program on my machine!
"System Release" business application for MYOB Accountant's Enterprise accounting suite
  Craig Winkler   (further information)
System Release is by MYOB Technology Pty Ltd, not Bayden Systems. It is the main executable for most of their Accountant's Enterprise accounting suite
  Simon   (further information)
System Release or AE Tax by MYOB Technology Pty Ltd (Not related to Bayden)
  Simon   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of sr.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 6 users think sr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving sr issues

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