6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 23.22%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.29%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.95%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.07%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 11.28%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 63.59%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.29%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.29%



Service Control Manager Configuration Tool by Microsoft

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


sc.exe has 8 known versions, the most recent one is 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623). sc.exe is run as a standard windows process in the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges. During installation the program adds a job to the Task Scheduler. The average file size is about 61.56 KB. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01% with the maximum memory reaching around 724 KB.

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:Service Control Manager Configuration Tool
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe
Original name:sc.exe.mui


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of sc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'Scheduled Start With Network' in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Scheduled Start With Network'
  • The task 'BitGuard' in the path '\BitGuard'
  • The job 'BrowserDefendert' in the path '\BrowserDefendert'
  • The job 'BrowserProtect' in the path '\BrowserProtect'
  • The job 'Scheduled Start' in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Scheduled Start'
  • The task 'UPnPHostConfig' runs in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\UPnP\UPnPHostConfig'
  • The job 'SynchronizeTime' runs daily in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime'
  • Entry path '\Browser Manager'
  • Entry path '\BrowserProtect'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Scheduled Start'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\UPnP\UPnPHostConfig'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Time Synchronization\SynchronizeTime'

VersionsAll file variations of sc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
6e639fdba5e9fa5974ef24412fea30bf dbba63cb28fc7f4e145e1db05bba9d7503fca139 66 KB
6cd0c84373408ba66256b551312c3a9f 16551484e38a00fa6e9fd1043917baf5eb1b221c 58.5 KB
935f539bdcdeaa22c1e69bfb69c90f62 1627cd3c940cfbe9fb43166d71a58632382f7519 66 KB
215408df2e8a025840bc288d9a240d75 60432f0cbeea71a88c9897fa298d5918bd28b58e 55.5 KB
6fd91f2bf07e5c16e07c86f54fc84ad9 c76ff5a0e7310025f683567d02765ba0b9f3569e 57.5 KB
17d24075c1071fceacaea7dba42cf258 66b2659af75c57eaea6ab8157d3ca905e87fe894 65 KB
c3e75fa31ced6a700e47bc10cb7cc8b7 569b25d796f69b862705e3401f15afddc6ed7056 66 KB
a06fdcfed099fc3d07b8a5bdf66a8e61 a82d51aa445dc005a6a089d91ad4b8d6e7926e2c 58 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 8.1 40.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 17.50%
Windows 8 10.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 7.50%
Windows 8 Pro 6.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 4.75%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.75%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.75%
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 0.75%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 42.25% of Service Control Manager Configuration Tool.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 19.85%
Lenovo 19.47%
Hewlett-Packard 14.89%
Dell 13.36%
Acer 11.07%
Toshiba 8.02%
Sony 3.82%
Intel 3.44%
Samsung 1.91%
Alienware 1.34%
Medion 1.15%
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