What is STEC3?

STEC3.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 STEC3.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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STEC3.sys file information

The process known as SVKP driver for NT belongs to software SVKP driver for NT by AntiCracking.

Description: STEC3.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The STEC3.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 2,368 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify STEC3.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as STEC3.sys. Therefore, you should check the STEC3.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 isn't a core file, but if disabled this specific computer won't even boot into safemode.
ich noch mal. das kommt wahrscheinlich tatsächlich vom AlphaPlayer.
Mir wurde der Name dieser Datei von einem UNBEKANNTEN Absender per E-Mail im Betreff zugeschickt. In der Nachricht befand sich nur eine "1". Ich habe den Nachrichtenquelltext überprüft, konnte aber zu keinem rechten Ergebniss kommen :/
  Sebastian Presser  

Summary: Average user rating of STEC3.sys: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user thinks STEC3.sys is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving STEC3 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with STEC3. 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 STEC3.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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