What does the slimsvc.exe file do?
The slimsvc.exe process is also known as Check Point SSL Network Extender Service and is a part of slim or, as the case may be, Check Point SSL Network. This software is produced by Check Point Software Technologies (www.checkpoint.com). An obsolete or defective version of slimsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- slimsvc.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- slimsvc.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)
- slimsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module slimsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about slimsvc.exe slimsvc.exe
slimsvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Slimsvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 362,616 bytes (20% of all these files), 331,870 bytes, 353,672 bytes, 307,295 bytes or, as the case may be, 368,272 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. This slimsvc program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Slimsvc.exe is capable of supervise programs. 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 slimsvc.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 slimsvc?
|Slim Devices Server (further information...) |
|Check Point SSL Network Extender (SNX) (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge slimsvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall slim or Check Point SSL Network
To remove slimsvc.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 slim or Check Point SSL Network in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if slimsvc.exe (slimsvc.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 slimsvc.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for slimsvc.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 slimsvc.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.