What is Sndsrvc.exe

Symantec Network Drivers Service - Symantec Security Drivers - Symantec Corporation

File description

Sndsrvc.exe with description Symantec Network Drivers Service is a process file from company Symantec Corporation belonging to product Symantec Security Drivers.
The file is digitally signed from Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Symantec Corporation

What is SNDSrvc.exe?
This is the Symantec Network Driver Service. It is a module that is responsible for scanning outbound email in your email client. It is installed as a part of Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall.

This process is not essential to the proper operation of the system; however, it is essential to the proper operation of the outbound email scanning features of your Norton software. If it causes problems for you and you wish to disable it, and you do not utilize the email scanning feature of Norton Personal Firewall, you can safely disable it.

Dangers of SNDSrvc
As this is a legitimate process that is installed on any system with Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall, it is common for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Symantec Shared. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically only one instance of this process running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection.

Common problems
  • "Sndsrvc has caused an error in KERNEL32.DLL"
    • This a known problem with no known solution. Try installing all available updates.
    • If the problem persists, try reinstalling your Norton firewall.
  • This process left me unable to boot!
    • This a very uncommon problem that is known to have occurred. It is possible that this is caused by a virus infection. Try booting into safe mode to reinstall the software and scan for viruses.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
010 Installed services

Digital signatures found for this file

30 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
5 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
1 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Service

MD5 security rating in our database

4 files (Not yet rated and not signed)
41 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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