What does the SatSrv.exe file do?
The SatSrv process does not unfortunately include any information about the software provider or the software package to which it belongs. However, please see below for what we have been able to determine about this process. An obsolete or defective version of SatSrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SatSrv.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SatSrv.exe 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)
- SatSrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SatSrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SatSrv.exe SatSrv.exe
SatSrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SatSrv.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 184,320 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The SatSrv file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 72% 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 SatSrv.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 SatSrv?
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|Steganos anti-theft app. |
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Summary: 6 users judge SatSrv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove SatSrv.exe 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SatSrv.exe (SatSrv.exe) 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 SatSrv.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SatSrv.exe 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 SatSrv.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.