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What does the SCardSvr.exe file do?

The SCardSvr.exe process is also known as Smart Card Resource Management Server and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of SCardSvr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about SCardSvr.exe Smart Card Resource Management Server

SCardSvr.exe is part of Windows. The file SCardSvr.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 95,744 bytes.
It is the service "SCardSvr".
The SCardSvr file is part of the Windows operating system found in C:\Windows\. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 2% 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 SCardSvr.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 SCardSvr?

scardsvr.exe installed when I installed dekart logon program its some smartcard program for windows or something
Itunes 7.5 requires it
I found out about scardsvr.exe because it was using 98% of my CPU. I found that pulling and re-inserting the smart card resolved the problem.
Windows smart card service, it is a standard component of the OS, it is required if you have any program that uses PC/SC smart card readers or tokens (the system talks to the hardware via this service). You can disable it, but those programs won't work correctly. (further information...)
gets infected EASILY, by many viruses! Mainly fraudulent fake anti viuses, including Internet security 2010 virus (further information...)
Pegged disk IO on my external USB hard drive. Can safely disable if you don't have any software that needs it.
Jim Dicks

Summary: 6 users judge SCardSvr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted SCardSvr.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program

To remove Smart Card Resource Management Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate the program in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if SCardSvr.exe (Smart Card Resource Management Server) 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 Smart Card Resource Management Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Smart Card Resource Management Server 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 SCardSvr.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.

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