What is vsdrv.exe?

The genuine vsdrv.exe file is a software component of VistaDrive by EgOrus.
"vsdrv.exe" is a downloadable startup executable known as VistaDrive, which is a Windows Operating System file that replaces all icons with Vista icons. EgOrus has no known website. It is assumed that EgOrus is an independent developer. They have made a few small programs for Windows, such as the VistaDrive and 2 others including eCodecPack and Far Manager alpha. All programs are shareware.

VsDrv stands for VistaDrive

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 vsdrv.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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Vsdrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with vsdrv
Vsdrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as VistaDrives belongs to software VistaDrive by EgOrus.

Description: Vsdrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vsdrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 121,089 bytes (97% of all occurrences) or 203,009 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Runonce, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The vsdrv.exe file is not a Windows system file. vsdrv.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with vsdrv.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > VistaDrive).

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

Vista Icon PACK
looking your disk space like windows vista
Changes your Hard-Disk Icon To Vista Icons
i really am sure that this is some other application cause when i placed my new monitor and turned on my pc winxp tour has started,i think this is the windows xp tour only
  alex   (further information)
It helps mask the Hard Drive icons visually
  Midnight Rider   (further information)
It makes your items (folder example) icons to look like vistas icons!

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Summary: Average user rating of vsdrv.exe: based on 8 votes with 6 user comments. 5 users think vsdrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks vsdrv.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving vsdrv issues

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