What is StkSrv2K.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 StkSrv2K.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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StkSrv2K.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with StkSrv2K
StkSrv2K.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 by Syntek America.

Description: StkSrv2K.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. StkSrv2K.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. StkSrv2K.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The StkSrv2K.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as StkSrv2K.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the StkSrv2K.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

it is installed with the dc-1120 webcam
This is definetely a driver from Global Media for their iRez 2KR webcam
  Nyle F. Landas   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of StkSrv2K.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks StkSrv2K.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving StkSrv2K issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with StkSrv2K. 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 StkSrv2K.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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