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What is sc.exe?

Part of A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT by Microsoft

What is it?

sc.exe is an installed program of the Windows OS and provides utilities developing services for Windows.
(sc.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is sc.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - sc.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the sc.exe file.Of the 0.4% of sc.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular software program and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What else is related?

A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT Stability

sc.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred on: August 28, 2013
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred on: September 2, 2013
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred on: September 3, 2013

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: sc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 36.5 KB
Original file name: sc.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Scheduled task details

Name: Video Performer Manager
Command: \Video Performer Manager

Image hashes

MD5: d2f7a0adc2ee0f65ab1f19d2e00c16b8
SHA-1: 2f2f92b1394c4842d959e3324ca8fabd4e8a23ca
SHA-256: 1c2ec0bb83d2ad3f53b0706c46a2604f81f2fc2afdcf43be5914cc8f509dd48c

PE image details

File entropy: 5.97480
File packed: No
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