What does the srvany.exe file do?
The srvany.exe process is also known as KMService or, as the case may be, O2Micro Flash Memory Card Windows Driver and is a part of O2Micro Flash Memory Card Windows Driver or, as the case may be, Hawkes Update Service Manager. This software is produced by Sage Software (www.sagenorthamerica.com) or, as the case may be, O2Micro International LTD (www.o2micro.com). An obsolete or defective version of srvany.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- KMService has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- KMService 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)
- srvany.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module srvany.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about srvany.exe KMService
srvany.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Srvany.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\ or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32 or, as the case may be, on C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 8,192 bytes (91% of all these files), 13,864 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The srvany file is not part of the Windows operating system. The srvany file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. For this reason, 68% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A srvany.exe file has a 70% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 8,192 bytes (98% of all these files), 13,312 bytes or, as the case may be, 15,872 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Srvany.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file.
- A srvany.exe file has a 71% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 13,312 bytes (63% of all these files), 8,192 bytes, 15,360 bytes or, as the case may be, 15,872 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 srvany.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 srvany?
|used to run normal programs as service under windows nt/2000/xp and so on... |
|enables integration of trojans into system,even when SP2 is installed |
|Scanned by multiple antivirus programs - including Norton 360 Premiere, Malwarebytes Antimalware Pro, Spybot Search & Destroy - no issues found with this particular file. Also analyzed the code, verified it is a genuine Microsoft file with appropriate digital signatures to show it is part of the operating system or other Microsoft programs (Office, SQL, etc.).. (further information...) |
Summary: 36 users judge srvany.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 7 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 14 users have already deleted srvany.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall O2Micro Flash Memory Card Windows Driver or Hawkes Update Service Manager
To remove KMService 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 O2Micro Flash Memory Card Windows Driver or Hawkes Update Service Manager in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if srvany.exe (KMService) 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 KMService. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for KMService 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 srvany.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.