What does the hserver.exe file do?
The hserver.exe process is also known as hserver.exe and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Side Effects Software (www.sidefx.com). An obsolete or defective version of hserver.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- hserver.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- hserver.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)
- hserver.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hserver.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hserver.exe hserver.exe
hserver.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hserver.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,134,016 bytes (33% of all these files), 2,154,496 bytes, 520,192 bytes, 626,688 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,011,136 bytes.
The file does not supply any version information or other description. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 74% 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 hserver.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 hserver?
|license server of Houdini 3d animation software. harmless (further information...) |
|Hserver is the license manage for Houdini by Side Effects Software |
|This is a HASP License Server emulator for starting applications, protected by Alladin HASP key without having original HASP key |
Summary: 4 users judge hserver.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove hserver.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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if hserver.exe (hserver.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 hserver.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hserver.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 hserver.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.