What is SR_Service.exe?

The genuine SR_Service.exe file is a software component of VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient by Check Point Software Technologies.
A VPN service, SR_Service.exe runs as a background process for VPN-1 SecuRemote on your machine to enable a secure connection from an outside network. When SR_Service detects the outside machine attempting access, it allows the connection using a highly effective encryption algorithm. Designed for businesses, VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient performs poorly on 64 bit machines. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Check Point creates hardware and software solutions for information and network security.

SR_Service stands for SecuRemote Service

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_Service.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_Service.exe file information

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

The process known as SecureClient Service or Check Point VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient NGX (version R60 HFA2) or SR belongs to software VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient or desktop or Check Point SecuRemote Service or Check Point VPN-1 or Check Point VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient by Check Point Software Technologies (

Description: SR_Service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SR_Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—typically C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 106,589 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 110,691 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no file information. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with SR_Service.exe, you can also do the following:

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

  Maurizio (Italy)   (further information)
Many times it takes the processor. 93+ percents that is.
It just encrypts and decrypts the network communication within a VPN. It neither a Backdoor for Viruses to enter your or other Computer nor it is a Virusshield for your or other Computer (see comment of Maurizio believes)
Checkpoint VPN Client
All I know is that it's serving it'spurpose for me and no trouble with it so far.
CheckPoint Service
Yeah, it's securemote component. But it takes 99% of CPU on my laptop. As a result, my laptop's fan has to work in full power and is really loud (not to mention the extremely decreased battery time). Kill that process if you don't need securemote constantly!!!
This is the Check Point SecureRemote/SecureClient VPN client. It is completely harmless and is required for VPN connections to a FW1/VPN-1/VPN-Edge device. It uses standard IPSEC protocol. Can be disabled/uninstalled if you never use VPN to connect into your work.
Uses/Locks port 9000
It's normally well-behaved, but I've observed it consuming 98% of the CPU when it gets into a pathological state. I killed it, shut down my SecureRemot VPN, and my machine's behavior returned to normal.
Runs my disk at close to 100% for no good reason (i.e. when VPN not connected)
  D R   (further information)
used in the VPN client
Many times it takes the processor. 93+ percents that is. I don't need it know I'll unistall it.
This is for the VPN. I often have to kill it because it peaks my CPU when i am not using the VPN. It is safe kill it when you need the VPN.
  Bret Pettichord  
Used for VPN access.
It is a VPN client to encyrpt access data over the internet. Not dangerous.
It is a part of the Checkpoint software and a required application. I did, however, only moments ago have to reboot because it was stealing 99% CPU. This is the first time I have observed this behavior and will be submitting a query to our IS dept. regarding the vendor's position on this apparent bug.
  Paul in U.S.  
Securemote component, but takes 98/99% of CPU on my laptop - who needs virus with such a security-app?
  Stein-Bjarne Johansen  
It's the service for the Check Point SecureRemote Software.
Many times it takes more than 15000 handles. And OS is not usable in that time.
Just adding to the Its non essential.. but its not dangerous..
This SR_Service is the Secure Remote Service ( Secure Remote ) is a checkpoint application.
Kill both SR_service.exe and SR_watchdog.exe. Otherwise SR_service restarts again.
Securemote by Check Point for VPN took 95+ percent of processor requiring reboot
SecuRemote Application in Checkpoint
  Checkpoint Administrator E.ON IT   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of SR_Service.exe: based on 34 votes with 25 user comments. 21 users think SR_Service.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 9 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks SR_Service.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SR_Service issues

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