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What is ViaIde?

ViaIde.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 OS, hardware etc.
The free file information forum can help you determine if ViaIde.sys belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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ViaIde.sys file information

The process known as ViaIde or Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver belongs to software ViaIde or Microsoft® Windows NT® Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original ViaIde.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. ViaIde.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 5,376 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/viaide.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The ViaIde.sys file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The service has no detailed description. The ViaIde.sys file is a Windows system file. ViaIde.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify ViaIde.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as ViaIde.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the ViaIde.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of ViaIde.sys: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments.
4 users think ViaIde.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks ViaIde.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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