What does the sfc.exe file do?
The sfc.exe process is also known as System Integrity Check and Repair or, as the case may be, Cisco AMP for Endpoints Connector and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Immunet. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com). An obsolete or defective version of sfc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- System Integrity Check and Repair has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- System Integrity Check and Repair 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)
- sfc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module sfc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about sfc.exe System Integrity Check and Repair
sfc.exe is part of Windows. Sfc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 35,328 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 35,840 bytes.
The file is a Windows system file. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. This sfc.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 2% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A sfc.exe file has a 30% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 952,016 bytes (33% of all these files), 1,637,384 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,250,880 bytes.
This sfc program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Sfc.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness.
Sfc.exe is capable of monitor other applications.
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 sfc.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 sfc?
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 the program or Immunet
To remove System Integrity Check and Repair 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 the program or Immunet in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if sfc.exe (System Integrity Check and Repair) 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 System Integrity Check and Repair. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for System Integrity Check and Repair 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 sfc.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.