What is sihclient.exe? 5 ways to see if it’s safe.

What is sihclient.exe?

sihclient.exe detects and fixes system components that are vital to the automatic updating of Windows and Microsoft software installed on your PC. This executable can go online and evaluate if it’s necessary to start healing actions on your PC, then download the necessary payloads to execute those actions. Without sihclient.exe your PC could have an issue that couldn’t be resolved by a Microsoft Windows Update, so we recommend you leave it running.

sihclient.exe Microsoft sihclient.exe Properties

Publisher: Microsoft

sihclient.exe stands for Service Initiated Healing.

What does sihclient.exe do?

Fixes Windows and updates it.

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Why does sihclient.exe access the network?

While investigating sihclient.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it first connected to a local IP on our network. Then later as time went on it would connect to sls.row.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net that seemed to be based in Hong Kong, but is obviously a Microsoft server. Since we’re in Austin, Texas USA we thought it was strange it connects to a server in Hong Kong, but we have noticed similar behavior from other Microsoft software in the past while using our GlassWire network monitoring app. We found it’s possible to block this software with the GlassWire Firewall, but we do not recommend you do so. With this executable blocked you may not get the updates you need for your PC to work correctly and your computer could get attacked by malware.

App All apps 400 KB/s sihclient.exe sls.row.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net 24.3 KB 65.2 KB 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 1 Aug 24 Hours Week Month 3 Hours 5 Minutes All Apps Traffic Graph Usage Things Firewall Alerts GlassWire sihclient.exe GlassWire Control S… Host Process for Wi… 642.9 KB 386.6 KB 129.4 KB 48.4 KB 90.1 KB 21 KB 727 B 30 KB Windows Explorer 31.3 KB 6.7 KB Background Task H… Spooler SubSystem… Device Association F… 24.7 KB 48.4 KB 6.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB Download/Upload H… System 48.4 KB 16.3 KB 12.2 KB 30 KB

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