How to eliminate OADriver driver problemsThe OADriver.sys (OADriver) 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 OADriver.sys process is also known as OADriver or, as the case may be, OA Helper Driver and is a part of OADriver or, as the case may be, OA Helper Driver. This software is produced by Emsi Software GmbH (www.emsisoft.com) or, as the case may be, Tall Emu (www.tallemu.com.au). An obsolete or defective version of OADriver.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OADriver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OADriver 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)
- OADriver.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OADriver.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OADriver.sys OADriver
OADriver.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file OADriver.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 80,584 bytes (33% of all these files), 202,064 bytes, 77,000 bytes, 75,776 bytes or, as the case may be, 223,312 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. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. OADriver.sys was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. OADriver.sys does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. OADriver.sys is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 43% 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 OADriver.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 OADriver?
|Seems to be related to Tall Emu Firewall |
|Online Armor firewall driver (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges OADriver.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall OADriver or OA Helper Driver
To remove OADriver 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 OADriver or OA Helper Driver in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if OADriver.sys (OADriver) 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 OADriver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OADriver 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 OADriver.sys 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.
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