What does the PartSeal.exe file do?
The PartSeal.exe process is also known as PartSeal and is a part of PartSeal Application. This software is produced by Sony Electronics (www.sony.com). An obsolete or defective version of PartSeal.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PartSeal has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PartSeal 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)
- PartSeal.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PartSeal.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PartSeal.exe PartSeal
PartSeal.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PartSeal.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows - in most cases C:\Windows\Sonysys\VAIO Recovery\.
The file size is 28,672 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This PartSeal.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. PartSeal.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 28% 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 PartSeal.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 PartSeal?
|VAIO PC's that have VAIO Recovery Wizard should have this file. This file is used to access the Recovery Tool on a hidden partition in the hard disk. You can find this file under startup items in System Configuration Utility. If partseal is unchecked you will not be able to run the Vaio Recovery Wizard |
|PartSeal is NOT necessary for WINDOWS. It is necessary if you wish to recover your original Sony software. It doesn't have to be running all the time, but if you have to use it, you're already in serious trouble and may not be able to choose to load it. I found a bunch of information at Sony's site, but it's all in popup windows that can't be linked to |
Summary: One user judges PartSeal.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall PartSeal Application
To remove PartSeal from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for PartSeal Application in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PartSeal.exe (PartSeal) 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 PartSeal. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PartSeal 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 PartSeal.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.