What is srtsp?

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

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Srtsp.sys file information

The process known as Symantec AutoProtect belongs to software Symantec Real Time Storage Protection or Symantec Real Time Storage by Symantec (

Description: Srtsp.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The srtsp.sys file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 308,272 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 307,760 bytes, 325,168 bytes, 574,112 bytes or 325,680 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. Srtsp.sys is a Verisign signed file. Srtsp.sys is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The srtsp.sys file is not a Windows system file. srtsp.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If srtsp.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 279,088 bytes. The program is not visible. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. srtsp.sys appears to be a compressed file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with srtsp.sys, you can uninstall Symantec Real Time Storage from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

can it reboot your computer
Norton Internet Security 2010 Symantec Real Time Protection
t is malware.I deleted it by antimalware in safe mode.
Norton Protection File
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Summary: Average user rating of srtsp.sys: based on 2 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think srtsp.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade srtsp.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving srtsp issues

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