What is 3ware.sys?

3ware.sys is part of LSI 3ware RAID Controller and developed by LSI according to the 3ware.sys version information.

3ware.sys's description is "LSI 3ware SCSI Storport Driver"

3ware.sys is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows.

3ware.sys is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about 3ware.sys.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on 3ware.sys:

Product nameLSI 3ware RAID Controller
Company nameLSI
File descriptionLSI 3ware SCSI Storport Driver
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) 2011 LSI
Product versionWindows8
File version5.01.00.047

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameLSI 3ware RAID Controller
Company nameLSI
File descriptionLSI 3ware SCSI Storport Driver
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) 2011 LSI
Product versionWindows8
File version5.01.00.047

Digital signatures [?]

3ware.sys has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMicrosoft Windows
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Production PCA 2011
Certificate serial number610bbbd8000000000005

VirusTotal report

None of the 48 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the 3ware.sys file.

None of the 48 anti-virus programs detected the 3ware.sys file.

Hashes [?]


What will you do with 3ware.sys?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with 3ware.sys. 83% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 134 users.

User vote results: There were 111 votes to remove and 23 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with 3ware.sys.

Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

claremb writes

0 thumbs

My product version says WindowsBlue. What is that?! I've never heard of it!

# 10 Dec 2014, 0:49

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

This file is signed by Microsoft, so it should be safe.

# 9 Jan 2015, 2:14

binli writes

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# 24 Feb 2019, 22:23

Roger Karlsson writes

2 thumbs

3ware.sys looks safe to me. I don't understand why so many has voted to remove the file?

# 28 Feb 2019, 7:45

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