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What is srv?


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

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Srv.sys file information

The process known as Server driver belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original srv.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. Srv.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 332,928 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 332,544 bytes and 19 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/srv.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The file is a Windows system file. srv.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify srv.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as srv.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the srv.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.

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User Comments

srv.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows XP are 332544 bytes (65% of all occurrence), 336256 bytes, 330368 bytes, 321280 bytes, 322048 bytes. The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. srv.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous.
  glucose   (further information)
completly screwed my virtual memory!
  maffraken  
In Vista it uses internet, zone alarm blocked several inbound connections with the svr.sys
  me  
through this file any one can hake
   
My srv.sys is 333056 bytes
  Seby  
Usually legit, but can be faked. Not needed in the average home pc.
  Magnik  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of srv.sys: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments. 5 users think srv.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. One user thinks srv.sys is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade srv.sys ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving srv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with srv. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 srv.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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