What does the driver.exe file do?
The driver.exe process is also known as G2v and is a part of Driver or, as the case may be, SR0cKM. This software is produced by RbtFYgV4H. An obsolete or defective version of driver.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- driver.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- driver.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- driver.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module driver.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about driver.exe driver.exe
driver.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file driver.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 36,864 bytes (33% of all these files), 3 bytes or, as the case may be, 228,352 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 45% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A driver.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 147,456 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Many users have been dissatisfied with this software, and would like to delete it or replace it with something better. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Driver.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as modify other Windows tasks.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves driver.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about driver?
|The Service for CCure 800 Software / Electronic Access Control Software |
|Added by the W32/Randon-Y worm. This infection, when started, connects to an IRC server using a provided MIRC client to receive commands. (further information...) |
|that it in saftywise wood stop unsecure downloads |
|Virus, is downloaded by W32/Dorkbot.B that uses a Remote Administration Tool |
Summary: 2 users judge driver.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted driver.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Driver or SR0cKM
To remove driver.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Driver or SR0cKM in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if driver.exe (driver.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of driver.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for driver.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or driver.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.