What does the OSD_Main.exe file do?
The OSD_Main.exe process is also known as OSD_Main and is a part of OSD_Main. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of OSD_Main.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OSD_Main has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OSD_Main 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)
- OSD_Main.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OSD_Main.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OSD_Main.exe OSD_Main
OSD_Main.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. OSD_Main.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 90,112 bytes (50% of all these files), 36,864 bytes, 86,016 bytes or, as the case may be, 94,208 bytes.
It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. OSD_Main.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 52% 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 OSD_Main.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 OSD_Main?
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 OSD_Main
To remove OSD_Main 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 OSD_Main in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if OSD_Main.exe (OSD_Main) 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 OSD_Main. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OSD_Main 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 OSD_Main.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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