What is swsoc.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 swsoc.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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Swsoc.exe file information

The process known as DataDirect SequeLink Server for ODBC Socket belongs to software DataDirect SequeLink or Macromedia ColdFusion MX or Macromedia ColdFusion (version MX 7) or ColdFusion (version 8 ODBC Server) by DataDirect Technologies (

Description: Swsoc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Swsoc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—usually C:\CFusionMX\db\slserver52\bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,114,180 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 983,106 bytes, 1,073,152 bytes or 1,097,794 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Swsoc.exe is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with swsoc.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Adobe ColdFusion 8 or Macromedia ColdFusion MX (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify swsoc.exe related errors

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

Part of Macromedia ColdFusion MX Server
memory error
ODBC Server unter ColdFusion MX7!! aber sicher kein Virus...
File is installed with ColdFusion MX or ColdFusion 8 Server
It's part of the ColdFusion MX ODBC server service

Summary: Average user rating of swsoc.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 6 users think swsoc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving swsoc issues

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