What is SSHDRV85?

SSHDRV85.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 SSHDRV85.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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SSHDRV85.sys file information

The process known as Direct Port Access - Helper Driver belongs to software ProtectCD by unknown.

Description: SSHDRV85.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SSHDRV85.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 78,848 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. SSHDRV85.sys is not a Windows core file. SSHDRV85.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify SSHDRV85.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as SSHDRV85.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the SSHDRV85.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

It's a CD/DVD copy protection driver. Why they did it as a service I have no idea. It's not dangerous, just annoying.
AdawareAE says this file is suspicious on my pc, running vista. Older AdAware did not claim it as suspicious. Feb 2009 date of this post. The link takes you to, that's the version I am using.
  AvidComputer   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SSHDRV85.sys: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SSHDRV85 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SSHDRV85. 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 SSHDRV85.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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