What is sxuptp?

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

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Sxuptp.sys file information

The process known as SXUPTP Driver belongs to software SXUPTP Driver for Windows XP or SXUPTP Driver by silex technology (

Description: Sxuptp.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sxuptp.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 79,232 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 81,832 bytes or 246,936 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. sxuptp.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify sxuptp.sys related errors

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

silex/d-link shareport driver
  Mac   (further information)
Confirming Silex/D-Link SharePort driver, harmless
the latest update (7/2016) caused my win7pro 64bit op sys to refuse to boot! it took me a while to determine it was the culprit & rollback the driver and disable it (just to be safe) and now all is well again.

Summary: Average user rating of sxuptp.sys: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving sxuptp issues

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