What is SteelVine.exe?

The genuine SteelVine.exe file is a software component of Drive Xpert by ASUSTeK.
SteelVine.exe is an executable file that belongs to ASUS Drive Xpert, a RAID configuration tool offered by ASUS. This file is not a critical Windows file and can be removed if known to create problems. ASUS Drive Xpert is a software program that is designed for the Windows platform. The program comes preinstalled on certain systems manufactured by ASUS, most notably systems built with P5Q Series motherboards. Drive Xpert is only essential if setting up multiple hard drives are required. The program lets users set up non-system drives in RAID 0 or 1 . The program is not required for any other purpose. Asus is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. Asus was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

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 SteelVine.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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SteelVine.exe file information

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

The process known as Drive Xpert or 57xx SteelVine belongs to software 57xx SteelVine or Drive Xpert or Catalyst Control Center or Speeding HDD by ASUS ( or Silicon Image (

Description: SteelVine.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SteelVine.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,286,144 bytes (80% of all occurrences), 1,228,800 bytes, 1,282,048 bytes or 1,286,146 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. SteelVine.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with SteelVine.exe, you can search the support area on the Asustek website or uninstall Drive Xpert or 57xx SteelVine from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify SteelVine.exe related errors

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

Came with the 2 TByte Cavalry external USB Hard Drive and is used to manage mirrorig 1 drive to the other
  Uncle Kirby   (further information)
asus drive expert
steelvine.exe is part of Asus drive expert developed by Asus located in C:\Program Files\ASUS\Drive Xpert\SteelVine.exe
asus motherboard application

Summary: Average user rating of SteelVine.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think SteelVine.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.

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Best practices for resolving SteelVine issues

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