What is SSHDRV5C?

SSHDRV5C.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 SSHDRV5C.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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SSHDRV5C.sys file information

The process known as SSHDRV5C belongs to software SSHDRV5C by unknown.

Description: SSHDRV5C.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SSHDRV5C.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 34,816 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. SSHDRV5C.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify SSHDRV5C.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as SSHDRV5C.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the SSHDRV5C.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

Kann mir jemand in deutscher Sprache sagen, welche Funktion "SSHDRV5C.sys" hat? (Befindet sich im "WINDOWS\system32\drivers" Ordner)
Protect Code für DVD oder CD
  F.-J. Schlitt  
This is a CD Protection driver for protected game cd's
  Steve   (further information)
AVG 7.5 deleted this file during scan and clasified it as a virus

Summary: Average user rating of SSHDRV5C.sys: based on 2 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think SSHDRV5C.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade SSHDRV5C.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SSHDRV5C issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SSHDRV5C. 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 SSHDRV5C.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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