What does the paexec.exe file do?
The paexec.exe process is also known as PAExec Application and is a part of Power Admin LLC PAExec. This software is produced by Power Admin. An obsolete or defective version of paexec.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PAExec Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PAExec Application 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)
- paexec.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module paexec.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about paexec.exe PAExec Application
paexec.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Paexec.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
The file size is 189,112 bytes.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. 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. Paexec.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A paexec.exe file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 289,144 bytes. 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 file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Paexec.exe is capable of track other applications as well as interpret keystrokes.
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 paexec.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 paexec?
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 Power Admin LLC PAExec
To remove PAExec Application 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 Power Admin LLC PAExec in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if paexec.exe (PAExec Application) 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 PAExec Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PAExec Application 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 paexec.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.