What does the SwUSB.exe file do?
The SwUSB.exe process is also known as Switch USB2.0/USB3.0 for WinXP (Version SP2+ ~ Win8.1, SP2+ ~ Win8) and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Realtek (www.realtek.com). An obsolete or defective version of SwUSB.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Switch USB2.0/USB3.0 for WinXP has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Switch USB2.0/USB3.0 for WinXP 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)
- SwUSB.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SwUSB.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SwUSB.exe Switch USB2.0/USB3.0 for WinXP
SwUSB.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SwUSB.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 430,080 bytes (32% of all these files), 446,464 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
SwUSB.exe does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This 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. SwUSB.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 48% 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 SwUSB.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 SwUSB?
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 unknown
To remove Switch USB2.0/USB3.0 for WinXP 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 SwUSB.exe (Switch USB2.0/USB3.0 for WinXP) 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 Switch USB2.0/USB3.0 for WinXP. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Switch USB2.0/USB3.0 for WinXP 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 SwUSB.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.