What is srvany.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 srvany.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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Srvany.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with srvany
Srvany.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as KMService or O2Micro Flash Memory Card Windows Driver or O2SDIOAssist or WLAN Toggle (version 1.0) or PACiS Agency (version V5.9D_P1) or SCTThresholdMonitor or LOCREG or Windows Resource Kit Tools

belongs to software O2Micro Flash Memory Card Windows Driver or O2SDIOAssist or Hawkes Update Service Manager or Pervasive.SQL Workgroup Engine or KMService or ZyDAS1211BBG or Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit or CoffeeCup Visual Site Designer

by Sage Software ( or O2Micro International LTD ( or Microsoft ( or Philips (

Description: Srvany.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Srvany.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32\drivers or in C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,192 bytes (97% of all occurrences), 7,168 bytes and 12 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Srvany.exe is not a Windows system file. The srvany.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as srvany.exe. Therefore, you should check the srvany.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

It is a CPU Miner and uses about 40-20% CPU
100% Safe (If not infected.)
  Bob Wapa  
this is MS Office Crack
Office license updater
I install it to have an .exe file running as a Service
  Paul Tulkens  
This is a MS Office Crack
Found it installed in a license hacked PC.
  X X X  
Normally process
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of srvany.exe: based on 99 votes with 9 reviews. 49 users think srvany.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 19 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 18 users think srvany.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade srvany.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving srvany issues

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