What is StandAloneSlv.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 StandAloneSlv.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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StandAloneSlv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with StandAloneSlv
StandAloneSlv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as StandAloneSlv Module belongs to software COSMOSWorks (version 2008 SP) or COSMOSFloWorks (version 2008 SP02) by Dassault Systemes SolidWorks (

Description: StandAloneSlv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file StandAloneSlv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 245,760 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 606,208 bytes or 210,216 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. StandAloneSlv.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2009 or COSMOSFloWorks 2008 SP02, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2009 or COSMOSFloWorks 2008 SP02 in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify StandAloneSlv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as StandAloneSlv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the StandAloneSlv.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

CosmosWorks process. Not dangeroues at all.
CosmosWorks Process is a program part of Solidworks CADing Program
COSMOS is part of SolidWorks CAD software

Summary: Average user rating of StandAloneSlv.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think StandAloneSlv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade StandAloneSlv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving StandAloneSlv issues

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