What does the Cloud.exe file do?
The Cloud.exe process is also known as PG Network Component and is a part of ProxyGate or, as the case may be, WinRAR. This software is produced by Gold Click or, as the case may be, Synology. An obsolete or defective version of Cloud.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PG Network Component has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PG Network Component has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Cloud.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Cloud.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Cloud.exe PG Network Component
Cloud.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Cloud.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 1,503,328 bytes.
The Cloud file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This Cloud program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Cloud.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 61% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Cloud.exe file has a 83% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,503,328 bytes (75% of all these files), 118,224 bytes, 2,998,144 bytes, 119,248 bytes or, as the case may be, 131,168 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The Cloud file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Cloud.exe is capable of supervise programs.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Cloud.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Cloud?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall ProxyGate or WinRAR
To remove PG Network Component from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ProxyGate or WinRAR in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Cloud.exe (PG Network Component) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of PG Network Component. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PG Network Component or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Cloud.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.