What does the Floater.exe file do?
The Floater.exe process is also known as Pivot Software Support DLL and is a part of Pivot Software. This software is produced by Portrait Displays (www.portrait.com). An obsolete or defective version of Floater.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Pivot Software Support DLL has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Pivot Software Support DLL 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)
- Floater.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Floater.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Floater.exe Pivot Software Support DLL
Floater.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Floater.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 694,008 bytes (83% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 707,184 bytes.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 Floater.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 Floater?
|when it is running on a dell latitude D810 laptop, The computer hangs during shutdown, or restart. |
|Utility for switching protrait/landscape display mode |
|is istalled with FujitzuSiemens TFT-Display |
| I get a lot if error reports on my computer |
|Detected by SpyZooka as Win32.trojan.clicker. Located in program files/portrait displays/perfect suite/APPS/. File size 738 KB. All other installed antivirus & anti-malware s/w does not detect this app as malware. Certain apps, especially antivirus s/w have been extremely slow to open since installing new video card, not sure if this has something to do with it. Have blocked internet access by app, since the Win32.trojan.clicker is known to open web pages without knowledge or concent of user, will monitor for effect, continue to research and update if I learn anything useful.. |
Summary: 2 users judge Floater.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted Floater.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Pivot Software
To remove Pivot Software Support DLL 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 Pivot Software in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Floater.exe (Pivot Software Support DLL) 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 Pivot Software Support DLL. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Pivot Software Support DLL 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 Floater.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.
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