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What does the SwitchBoard.exe file do?

The SwitchBoard.exe process is also known as SwitchBoard Server (Version (32 bit), (64 bit)) and is a part of SBSV 2010/02/19-11:02:07 or, as the case may be, Adobe Common File Installer. This software is produced by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com). An obsolete or defective version of SwitchBoard.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 SwitchBoard.exe SwitchBoard Server

SwitchBoard.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SwitchBoard.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 517,096 bytes (98% of all these files), 515,560 bytes or, as the case may be, 92,680 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. SwitchBoard.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A SwitchBoard.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 658,096 bytes. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. SwitchBoard.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows.

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 SwitchBoard.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 SwitchBoard?

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 SBSV 2010/02/19-11:02:07 or Adobe Common File Installer

To remove SwitchBoard Server 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 SBSV 2010/02/19-11:02:07 or Adobe Common File Installer in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if SwitchBoard.exe (SwitchBoard Server) 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 SwitchBoard Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SwitchBoard Server 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 SwitchBoard.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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