What is StkASv2K.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 StkASv2K.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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StkASv2K.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with StkASv2K
StkASv2K.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services belongs to software Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services or Syntek STK1160 Service or Syntek STK1150 Service or USB2.0 VIDBOX (version NW02 Service) or StkASSrv by Syntek America.

Description: StkASv2K.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. StkASv2K.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,576 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 28,672 bytes. 
The program is not visible. StkASv2K.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. StkASv2K.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as StkASv2K.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the StkASv2K.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 easycap video adapter/ syntec hardware
installed with easycap
Stkasv2k.exe will be found in your Windows\System or System32 folder. It installs with the Syntek DC-112X and Syntek STK1150 Notebook PC Cameras by Syntek America. It's the USB 2.0 camera controller. You'll find more information at This file shouldn't need to be running when you aren't using your webcam.
  Pete J   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of StkASv2K.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving StkASv2K issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with StkASv2K. 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 StkASv2K.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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