What is sdclt.exe?

sdclt.exe is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the sdclt.exe version information.

sdclt.exe's description is "Microsoft® Windows Backup"

sdclt.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows.

sdclt.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\System32\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected sdclt.exe.

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 sdclt.exe:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft® Windows Backup
Internal namesdclt.exe
Original filenamesdclt.exe.mui
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version6.1.7600.16385
File version6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

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

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft® Windows Backup
Internal namesdclt.exe
Original filenamesdclt.exe.mui
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version6.1.7600.16385
File version6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

Digital signatures [?]

sdclt.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMicrosoft Windows
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Verification PCA
Certificate serial number6115230f00000000000a

VirusTotal report

1 of the 50 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the sdclt.exe file. That's a 2% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Bkav W32.HfsAutoA.7bbe
1 of the 50 anti-virus programs detected the sdclt.exe file.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to sdclt.exe:

sdclt.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

sdclt.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Microsoft® Windows Backup has stopped working.

End Program - sdclt.exe. This program is not responding.

sdclt.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

sdclt.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with sdclt.exe. 100% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 1 user.

Keep0 %
Remove100 %

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with sdclt.exe. Only 1 user has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.

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.

Plato writes

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Not sure if my issue is related to this or not. I am repeatedly harassed by an icon in my taskbar and when I look at the properties it indicates it is coming from sdclt.exe and if I click on the icon I get a 'Notifacation Screen with a heading of Windows Backup' and the message 'This feature is not available in a portable workstation environment'. I am running Win 10, Win Backup is turned 'off' as I use a third party backup and I have tried everything I could find on the net to fix it, though have not touched the registry and not sure if deleting this sdclt.exe is the answer.

# 10 Aug 2021, 23:28

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