What does the shwserv.exe file do?
The shwserv.exe process is also known as shwserv Module and is a part of shwserv Module or, as the case may be, Giga Pocket Hardware Detector. This software is produced by Sony (www.sony.com). An obsolete or defective version of shwserv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- shwserv Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- shwserv Module 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)
- shwserv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module shwserv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about shwserv.exe shwserv Module
shwserv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file shwserv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\sony\giga pocket\).
The file size is 77,824 bytes.
This shwserv.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The shwserv file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 42% 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 shwserv.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 shwserv?
|Popped up when I tried to re-install Giga Pocket 5 as CSgpdCtrl : shwserv.exe |
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall shwserv Module or Giga Pocket Hardware Detector
To remove shwserv Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for shwserv Module or Giga Pocket Hardware Detector in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if shwserv.exe (shwserv Module) 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 shwserv Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for shwserv Module 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 shwserv.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.