Vidstub.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 vidstub.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
Description: Vidstub.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Vidstub.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,712 bytes (69% of all occurrences) or 163,456 bytes.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The vidstub.sys file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. vidstub.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify vidstub.sys related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vidstub.sys. Therefore, you should check the vidstub.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vidstub. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
To help you analyze the vidstub.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.