How to eliminate vsdatant driver problemsThe vsdatant.sys (TrueVector Device driver) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The vsdatant.sys process is also known as TrueVector Device Driver or, as the case may be, ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver and is a part of TrueVector Device Driver or, as the case may be, ZoneAlarm. This software is produced by Zone Labs (www.zonelabs.com) or, as the case may be, Check Point Software Technologies LTD. An obsolete or defective version of vsdatant.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TrueVector Device driver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TrueVector Device driver 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)
- vsdatant.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module vsdatant.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about vsdatant.sys TrueVector Device driver
vsdatant.sys is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file vsdatant.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 394,952 bytes (50% of all these files), 353,680 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. This vsdatant program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. vsdatant.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 10% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A vsdatant.sys file has a 0% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. In this case, the file size is usually 456,088 bytes. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The vsdatant file is not part of the Windows operating system. Vsdatant.sys is capable of record keystrokes.
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 vsdatant.sys. 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 vsdatant?
|used in Zonelabs Zonealarm program go to zonelabs site and download alternative driver file |
|something left behind after a zonealarm uninstall |
|it s causing my computer to restart at start up |
|I want to delete the file |
|I confirm its related to Zone Alarm. It gave me crashes (blue screen of death) when using IExplorer. - system: XP SP2, ZoneAlarm non-commercial, updated in August 2005. Problem actually started to appear after update. If file is removed, ZA stops working, obviously. |
Summary: 17 users judge vsdatant.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. 12 users consider it harmless. However, 10 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted vsdatant.sys. source: file.net
How to uninstall TrueVector Device Driver or ZoneAlarm
To remove TrueVector Device driver 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 TrueVector Device Driver or ZoneAlarm in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if vsdatant.sys (TrueVector Device driver) 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 TrueVector Device driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TrueVector Device driver 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 vsdatant.sys 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.