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How to eliminate sfsync02 driver problems

The sfsync02.sys (sfsync02.sys) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The sfsync02.sys process is also known as StarForce Protection Synchronization Driver and is a part of StarForce Protection Synchronization Driver (version (Version 2.x)). This software is produced by Protection Technology (www.star-force.com). An obsolete or defective version of sfsync02.sys 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 sfsync02.sys sfsync02.sys

sfsync02.sys is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Sfsync02.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 20,544 bytes (70% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 19,968 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. This sfsync02.sys process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. Sfsync02.sys does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. sfsync02.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 40% 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 sfsync02.sys. 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 sfsync02?

This file is a protection/security for programs that are sold and utilize copy protection. ( For example UFO Aftershock Game Europe edition) Disable when not playing game, or your system crashes after installing game.
JD Worth
It is labelled as StarForce Protection Synchronization Driver. Starforce is a notorious copy-protection scheme used in some games. Version appears 19,968 bytes in size. The file is located in Windows/System32/drivers directory and is left behind even after the Starforce protected game has been uninstalled.
it prevented my computer from starting and i had to delete it by starting the computer in: last known good...
Protection for games
Causes serious crash on my 64bit system. Windows tells me to disable this driver as unsigned and cause of the problem. when i do it works fine again.

Summary: 2 users judge sfsync02.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 7 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted sfsync02.sys. source: file.net

How to uninstall StarForce Protection Synchronization Driver)

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To remove sfsync02.sys from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for StarForce Protection Synchronization Driver) in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if sfsync02.sys (sfsync02.sys) 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 sfsync02.sys. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for sfsync02.sys 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 sfsync02.sys 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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