What does the StkCSrv.exe file do?
The StkCSrv.exe process is also known as Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services and is a part of Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services. This software is produced by Syntek America. An obsolete or defective version of StkCSrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- StkCSrv.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- StkCSrv.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)
- StkCSrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module StkCSrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about StkCSrv.exe StkCSrv.exe
StkCSrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file StkCSrv.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 24,576 bytes (90% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 31,248 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. For this reason, 37% 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 StkCSrv.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 StkCSrv?
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 Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services
To remove StkCSrv.exe 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 Syntek Hardware Snapshot Launch Application Services in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if StkCSrv.exe (StkCSrv.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 StkCSrv.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for StkCSrv.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 StkCSrv.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.
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