What is STDSB.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 STDSB.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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STDSB.exe file information

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

There is no information about the producer in the STDSB.exe process.

Description: STDSB.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The STDSB.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 28,672 bytes. 
STDSB.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The STDSB.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If STDSB.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 93% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes (78% of all occurrences) or 32,768 bytes. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). STDSB.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The STDSB.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.

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

Scrollbar Treiber für Notebooks
Scrollbar driver for notebooks. If taken out of the Startup, it will not provide scrolling.
showing up in lots of logs with Icon.exe
  kerryatstopsign   (further information)
may be scroll control for laptops?

Summary: Average user rating of STDSB.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think STDSB.exe 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.

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Best practices for resolving STDSB issues

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