What is srtsp?

Srtsp.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if srtsp.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Srtsp.sys file information

The process known as Symantec AutoProtect belongs to software Symantec Real Time Storage or Symantec Real Time Storage Protection or Symantec AntiVirus by Symantec (

Description: Srtsp.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The srtsp.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 279,088 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 278,576 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Srtsp.sys is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. srtsp.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 5% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you run into problems with srtsp.sys, you can uninstall Symantec Real Time Storage or Symantec AntiVirus from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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If srtsp.sys is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 21% dangerous. The file size is 308,272 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 307,760 bytes, 325,168 bytes, 574,112 bytes or 325,680 bytes. The program has no visible window. The srtsp.sys file is a Verisign signed file. Srtsp.sys is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. srtsp.sys appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as srtsp.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the srtsp.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

can it reboot your computer
Norton Internet Security 2010 Symantec Real Time Protection
t is malware.I deleted it by antimalware in safe mode.
Norton Protection File
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Summary: Average user rating of srtsp.sys: based on 2 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think srtsp.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade srtsp.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving srtsp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with srtsp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the srtsp.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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