A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT

sc.exe. What is it?

The sc.exe is a A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT.

This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Sc.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Sc.exe is usually located in the %PROGRAM_FILES% sub-folder and its usual size is 31,232 bytes.


Sc.exe creates new records and folders in the Windows registry. Check your system performance to eliminate possible application conflicts and system failures. Free scan for PC issues (Special offer. See more information about Outbyte, uninstall instructions, EULA and Privacy Policy)


Author: Microsoft CorporationProcess: A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNTPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): subfolder in %PROGRAM_FILES%
subfolder in %WINDOWS%
subfolder in %SYSTEM%
Keywords(s): systemFilesize(s): 31,232 bytes, 47,104 bytes, 31,744 bytes, 37,376 bytes, 59,392 bytes, 35,328 bytes


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like sc.exe. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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sc.exe has the following rating: 4.0
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by vicntc on Jan 1, 2014 at 07:23 PM

It's not a virus. It's a program used by Garmin (and perhaps others) to update services. Please do your research before recommending people delete "possible virus" files.

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by Wendy on Dec 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I keep rejecting this message (do you want to run....) as when I checked the security certificate, it ran out in 2010!

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