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Services Utility: Smart Card Helper Service

Display Name (?): Smart Card Helper
Short Name (?): SCardDrv
Executable (?): SCardSvr.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): None.
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Enables support for legacy non-plug and play smart-card readers used by this computer. If this service is stopped, this computer will not support legacy reader. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
OS (?): 2000 Professional, XP Home/Professional, 2000 Server, Server 2003
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The smart card helper service provides help to the smart card service so that it can detect legacy non-plug nad play smart card readers. This just means that this service lets Windows use old smart card readers. It should be noted that this service was removed in XP's Service Pack 2 and the features were moved into the smart card service. You should leave this service set to manual as it only starts when it is needed, but it is safe to disable if you do not have an old smart card reader.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.