What does the SZServer.exe file do?
The SZServer.exe process is also known as STOPzilla Service and is a part of STOPzilla. This software is produced by iS3 (www2.is3.com). An obsolete or defective version of SZServer.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- STOPzilla service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- STOPzilla service 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)
- SZServer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SZServer.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SZServer.exe STOPzilla service
SZServer.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. SZServer.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 68,648 bytes (50% of all these files), 67,408 bytes or, as the case may be, 62,928 bytes.
The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This SZServer program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. SZServer.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel For this reason, 15% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A SZServer.exe file has a 22% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 57,136 bytes. The SZServer file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. SZServer.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 SZServer.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 SZServer?
|spy blocker |
|Part of StopZilla Software |
V. M. S.
|belongs to STOPzilla spyware and pop-up blocker |
|it's STOPzilla (anti-spyware); I use it. |
|its a antispyware software n it is very good |
Summary: 2 users judge SZServer.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted SZServer.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall STOPzilla
To remove STOPzilla service 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 STOPzilla in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SZServer.exe (STOPzilla service) 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 STOPzilla service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for STOPzilla service 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 SZServer.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.