What does the imdsksvc.exe file do?
The imdsksvc.exe process is also known as ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver helper service or, as the case may be, ImDisk I/O Packet Forwarder Service and is a part of imdisk. This software is produced by Olof Lagerkvist. An obsolete or defective version of imdsksvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ImDisk Virtual Disk driver service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ImDisk Virtual Disk driver service 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)
- imdsksvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module imdsksvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about imdsksvc.exe ImDisk Virtual Disk driver service
imdsksvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Imdsksvc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 10,240 bytes (71% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 16,480 bytes.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The imdsksvc file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. For this reason, 61% 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 imdsksvc.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 imdsksvc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall imdisk
To remove ImDisk Virtual Disk driver service 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 imdisk in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if imdsksvc.exe (ImDisk Virtual Disk driver service) 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 ImDisk Virtual Disk driver service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ImDisk Virtual Disk driver service 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 imdsksvc.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.