6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.03%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.14%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 34.32%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 59.69%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.03%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 4.27%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.03%
5.1.2600.5755 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.090206-1316) 0.07%
5.1.2600.5755 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234) 0.28%
5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148) 0.14%



A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT by Microsoft

Remove sc.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


sc.exe has 10 known versions, the most recent one is 6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520). sc.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation the program adds a job to the Task Scheduler. The average file size is about 40.1 KB. The programs Hotkey 6.0050, Hotkey 3.3020 and QS/1 Install Agent have been observed as installing specific variations of sc.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0000% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 980 KB and typical read I/O operations are around 6 Bytes per minute.

What is sc.exe?

sc.exe is an installed program of the Windows OS and provides utilities developing services for Windows.


File name:sc.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe
Original name:sc.exe.mui

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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of sc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'Scheduled Start' in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Scheduled Start'
  • The job 'BitGuard' in the path '\BitGuard'
  • The job 'Video Performer Manager' in the path '\Video Performer Manager'
  • The task 'bProtector' in the path '\bProtector'
  • The job 'FindAmo Manager' in the path '\FindAmo Manager'
  • The task 'BrowserDefendert' in the path '\BrowserDefendert'
  • The job 'PC Performer Manager' in the path '\PC Performer Manager'
  • The task 'SvcRestartTask' runs daily in the path '\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\SvcRestartTask'
  • The job 'Browser Manager' in the path '\Browser Manager'
  • The task 'BrowserProtect' in the path '\BrowserProtect'
  • The job 'UPnPHostConfig' runs in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\UPnP\UPnPHostConfig'
  • The task 'SynchronizeTime' runs weekly in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINXP\Tasks\BrowserProtect.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Video Performer Manager.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\BrowserProtect.job'
  • Entry path '\Sidekick Manager'
  • Entry path '\PC Performer Manager'
  • Entry path '\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\SvcRestartTask'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Browser Manager.job'
  • Entry path '\BrowserProtect'
  • Entry path '\bProtector'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\PC Performer Manager.job'

VersionsAll file variations of sc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
124ca5e6c4cda3630c80a775c4cb8659 22ebc7e939705683bab2acb1093cfc648563f8be 56 KB
a20c90cb64c43d15bd5579d45ce636bf 5b91e8714a5233daa024fb3e806110ebf8c237eb 43 KB
d2f7a0adc2ee0f65ab1f19d2e00c16b8 2f2f92b1394c4842d959e3324ca8fabd4e8a23ca 36.5 KB
4ebbc2b0ad7f9075ae9d6835d2a62b6e db1f81f5e209fed6df3255f6c820555cf17a839c 44 KB
2662b33fbb693255e9db737d9272ca6b cb7d26b96930d7aa36a785e349f0f9016680f58e 56 KB
8123f8331b2418a2ff593c011f0c823c feca77ded2c7685f3df2eba9e0cdfd6f27e44d50 31 KB
d59d29b542f546144a3154e33c7072fe 3ec1c4881ba91c5a0111ccd928410782daa5f525 35 KB
fb6a2ad43b478fc9e306c32df975de50 77edfc3f8a61548ac0b8c8dc019a90d86a1cb9f7 34.5 KB
beabd93e229c090b1f87d34a1b927eac 7a6d143135b513cb1686d763a662993e32a9a541 34.5 KB
a48b1c06219a01a60cd8d4d45440bde9 34af23607ad5afa9e61b6a96cec811e6bdc50b4a 30.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.25%
Windows 7 Professional 9.75%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.75%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.25%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows Developer Preview 0.75%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 45.34% of A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 26.20%
Hewlett-Packard 17.34%
ASUS 16.97%
Acer 11.44%
Toshiba 9.59%
Lenovo 5.90%
Sony 3.69%
Samsung 1.85%
Alienware 0.74%
Medion 0.74%
Intel 0.74%
Gateway 0.74%
MSI 0.74%
NEC 0.74%
Sahara 0.37%
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