What does the SfCtlCom.exe file do?
The SfCtlCom.exe process is also known as Manages all components of Trend Micro Internet Security and is a part of Trend Micro Internet Security or, as the case may be, Trend Micro AntiVirus. This software is produced by Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com). An obsolete or defective version of SfCtlCom.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SfCtlCom.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SfCtlCom.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)
- SfCtlCom.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SfCtlCom.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SfCtlCom.exe SfCtlCom.exe
SfCtlCom.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SfCtlCom.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 715,440 bytes (60% of all these files), 711,320 bytes or, as the case may be, 711,248 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. SfCtlCom.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 50% 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 SfCtlCom.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 SfCtlCom?
|associated with Trend micro antivirus |
|It showed up in Task Manager WinXP when I switched from AVG / ms Internet Security combot to Trend Internet Security because of doubts I have concerning (1) my security issues, (2) intellectual rights network mechanisms that are currently in play, and (3) past printer port virus mechanisms. Of course our theories aren't correct all the time !!!! I hope your right and it is part of Trend's software, because otherwise it was runnning blocker for something far more dangerous. |
|SfCtlCom.exe eats CPU while scanning, CPU usage goes to near 100% when scanning compressed Microsoft files, especially .CAB and .MSP. |
|Don't know if this is the cause, but the CPU usage was at 100%, and I could only get out of it with a hard reboot. |
Summary: One user judges SfCtlCom.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Trend Micro Internet Security or Trend Micro AntiVirus
To remove SfCtlCom.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 Trend Micro Internet Security or Trend Micro AntiVirus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SfCtlCom.exe (SfCtlCom.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 SfCtlCom.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SfCtlCom.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 SfCtlCom.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.