What does the IoloSGCtrl.exe file do?
The IoloSGCtrl.exe process is also known as iolo System Guard and is a part of iolo technologies' System or, as the case may be, Dell PC TuneUp. This software is produced by iolo technologies (www.iolo.com). An obsolete or defective version of IoloSGCtrl.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- iolo System Guard has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- iolo System Guard 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)
- IoloSGCtrl.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IoloSGCtrl.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about IoloSGCtrl.exe iolo System Guard
IoloSGCtrl.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. IoloSGCtrl.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 243,712 bytes (41% of all these files), 323,424 bytes as well as 12 other variants.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The file 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. IoloSGCtrl.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 68% 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 IoloSGCtrl.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 IoloSGCtrl?
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Summary: 10 users judge IoloSGCtrl.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall iolo technologies' System or Dell PC TuneUp
To remove iolo System Guard 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 iolo technologies' System or Dell PC TuneUp in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if IoloSGCtrl.exe (iolo System Guard) 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 iolo System Guard. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for iolo System Guard 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 IoloSGCtrl.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.