What does the SNDSrvc.exe file do?
The SNDSrvc.exe process is also known as Network Driver Service and is a part of Symantec Security Drivers or, as the case may be, Symantec Network Drivers Service. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of SNDSrvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Network driver service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Network driver service 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)
- SNDSrvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SNDSrvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SNDSrvc.exe Network driver service
SNDSrvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SNDSrvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" (usually C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 206,552 bytes (57% of all these files), 214,672 bytes, 214,720 bytes, 206,048 bytes or, as the case may be, 214,408 bytes.
This SNDSrvc program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The SNDSrvc file is not part of the Windows operating system. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel SNDSrvc.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools. For this reason, 12% 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 SNDSrvc.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 SNDSrvc?
|Norton Internet Security ? |
|this file is A Internet security program & it should not be removed (further information...) |
|Norton AV 2005 (aucun problème) Symantec |
|Part of Symantec Norton Internet Security suite (further information...) |
|I removed NORTON from my system and this process remains active |
Summary: 6 users judge SNDSrvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted SNDSrvc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Symantec Security Drivers or Symantec Network Drivers Service
To remove Network driver service 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 Symantec Security Drivers or Symantec Network Drivers Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SNDSrvc.exe (Network driver service) 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 Network driver service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Network driver service 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 SNDSrvc.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.