How to eliminate giveio driver problemsThe giveio.sys (giveio) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The giveio.sys process is also known as giveio and is a part of giveio or, as the case may be, Disspy. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of giveio.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- giveio has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- giveio 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)
- giveio.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module giveio.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about giveio.sys giveio
giveio.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file giveio.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory or, as the case may be, in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 5,248 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. Giveio.sys has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The giveio file is not part of the Windows operating system. giveio.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 53% 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 giveio.sys. 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 giveio?
|you better delete this |
|It seems an Intel driver (I'm no expert) according to what I found on Google |
|device driver for NT 4.0/2000/XP The giveIO tool enables low-level access to I/O ports for programs under Windows 2000 and XP. This is needed for some software that communicates through LPT ports. (Some people say that UserPort is better for Windows XP |
|Input/Output for gamepads (further information...) |
|2000/xp dll to directly acces serial /lpt ports |
Summary: 42 users judge giveio.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 12 users have already deleted giveio.sys. source: file.net
How to uninstall giveio or Disspy
To remove giveio 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 giveio or Disspy in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if giveio.sys (giveio) 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 giveio. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for giveio 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 giveio.sys is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.