What does the STDSB.exe file do?
There is no detailed information about the producer of the STDSB.exe process. However, the analysis below will give you an idea of what this process does. An obsolete or defective version of STDSB.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- STDSB.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- STDSB.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)
- STDSB.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module STDSB.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about STDSB.exe STDSB.exe
STDSB.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file STDSB.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
The file size is 28,672 bytes.
The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The STDSB file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 90% 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 STDSB.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 STDSB?
|Scrollbar driver for notebooks. If taken out of the Startup, it will not provide scrolling. |
|showing up in lots of logs with Icon.exe (further information...) |
|may be scroll control for laptops? |
Summary: 2 users judge STDSB.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove STDSB.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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if STDSB.exe (STDSB.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 STDSB.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for STDSB.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 STDSB.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.