What does the edd.exe file do?
The edd.exe process is also known as SCM Driver Daemon and is a part of System Control Manager. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of edd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SCM driver Daemon has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SCM driver Daemon 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)
- edd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module edd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about edd.exe SCM driver Daemon
edd.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Edd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 40,960 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 61,440 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. This edd.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 edd.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 edd?
|It is not dangerous. It belongs to System Control Manager application which comes bundled with laptops. |
|edd.exe seems to be a program running on MSI laptops for use of additional buttons (i.e. hot-start button on the laptop) |
|Installed as part of MSI Laptop on my PRO620 |
|It consumes an important portion of processor capacity, while its open working with other programs (powerpoint in my case) is very slow |
|edd.exe or System Control Manager by LG |
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Summary: One user judges edd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall System Control Manager
To remove SCM driver Daemon from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate System Control Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if edd.exe (SCM driver Daemon) 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 SCM driver Daemon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SCM driver Daemon 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 edd.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.