What is srescan?

Srescan.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 srescan.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Srescan.sys file information

The process known as srescan or Check Point Anti-Spyware driver belongs to software ZoneAlarm Security Suite or ZoneAlarm Pro or Check Point Anti-Spyware or srescanner by Zone Labs ( or Check Point Software Technologies LTD.

Description: Srescan.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Srescan.sys is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 51,176 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 51,688 bytes, 51,648 bytes, 29,680 bytes or 50,416 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The srescan.sys file is a Verisign signed file. Srescan.sys is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The srescan.sys file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. srescan.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall ZoneAlarm Pro or ZoneAlarm Security Suite from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify srescan.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as srescan.sys. Therefore, you should check the srescan.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.


User Comments

I got this in a Blue Screen of Death, also said - Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area
  the Wolf  
Caused my cpu to run at 50%, Icesword found this as a distrustful drivers under sys ck. Tried many programs for weeks trying to find the problem. Deleted it, problem gone.
  Edward J. Stead  
It keeps Netgear's SC-101 NAS from working. Turning it off from within DeviceManager is neccessary for the NAS to function.
  Jim Johnston  
Causes system crashes - BSOD
ZoneAlarm's srescan must be disabled for Netgear SC-101 to load and work.
  Jim Johnston  
May cause Stop error (blue screen) with Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 in older Zone Alarm versions.
  Maxim Vyalkov  
It interfers with Netgear SC101 NAS. Disabling it allows the NAS to work.
  Jim Johnston  
is a zonealarm file

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of srescan.sys: based on 7 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users think srescan.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 5 users don't grade srescan.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving srescan issues

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