What does the OSD64.exe file do?
The OSD64.exe process is also known as OsdMaestro main program and is a part of OsdMaestro. This software is produced by OsdMaestro. An obsolete or defective version of OSD64.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OsdMaestro main program has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OsdMaestro main program 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)
- OSD64.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OSD64.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OSD64.exe OsdMaestro main program
OSD64.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file OSD64.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 119,296 bytes.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). OSD64.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 44% 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 OSD64.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 OSD64?
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 OsdMaestro
To remove OsdMaestro main program 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 OsdMaestro in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OSD64.exe (OsdMaestro main program) 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 OsdMaestro main program. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OsdMaestro main program 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 OSD64.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.