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What does the SsWiaChecker.exe file do?

The SsWiaChecker.exe process is also known as ScanSnap WIA Service Checker and is a part of ScanSnap Tool. This software is produced by PFU LIMITED (www.pfu.fujitsu.com). An obsolete or defective version of SsWiaChecker.exe 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 SsWiaChecker.exe ScanSnap WIA service Checker

SsWiaChecker.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SsWiaChecker.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 86,016 bytes.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 59% 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 SsWiaChecker.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 SsWiaChecker?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall ScanSnap Tool

To remove ScanSnap WIA service Checker from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate ScanSnap Tool in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if SsWiaChecker.exe (ScanSnap WIA service Checker) 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 ScanSnap WIA service Checker. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ScanSnap WIA service Checker 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 SsWiaChecker.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.

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