What does the StkASv2K.exe file do?
The StkASv2K.exe process is also known as Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services and is a part of Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services or, as the case may be, Syntek STK1160 Service. This software is produced by Syntek America. An obsolete or defective version of StkASv2K.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- StkASv2K.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- StkASv2K.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)
- StkASv2K.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module StkASv2K.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about StkASv2K.exe StkASv2K.exe
StkASv2K.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. StkASv2K.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 24,576 bytes (98% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 28,672 bytes.
This 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. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 52% 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 StkASv2K.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 StkASv2K?
|came with easycap video adapter/ syntec hardware |
|installed with easycap |
|Stkasv2k.exe will be found in your Windows\System or System32 folder. It installs with the Syntek DC-112X and Syntek STK1150 Notebook PC Cameras by Syntek America. It's the USB 2.0 camera controller. You'll find more information at http://www.stk.com.tw/product-01.asp?Product_Type=32. This file shouldn't need to be running when you aren't using your webcam. |
Summary: 3 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services or Syntek STK1160 Service
To remove StkASv2K.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 Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services or Syntek STK1160 Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if StkASv2K.exe (StkASv2K.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 StkASv2K.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for StkASv2K.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 StkASv2K.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.