What does the PAStiSvc.exe file do?
The PAStiSvc.exe process is also known as STI Simulator or, as the case may be, QHM100LM Web Camera and is a part of STI Simulator or, as the case may be, PC VGA Camera. This software is produced by PC Camera or, as the case may be, PC VGA Camera. An obsolete or defective version of PAStiSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- STI Simulator has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- STI Simulator 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)
- PAStiSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PAStiSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PAStiSvc.exe STI Simulator
PAStiSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PAStiSvc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 53,248 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. PAStiSvc.exe can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. For this reason, 60% 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 PAStiSvc.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 PAStiSvc?
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|It's the STI Simulator service module used by WebCam drivers (for instance Pixart Imaging) |
Summary: 8 users judge PAStiSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall STI Simulator or PC VGA Camera
To remove STI Simulator 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 STI Simulator or PC VGA Camera in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PAStiSvc.exe (STI Simulator) 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 STI Simulator. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for STI Simulator 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 PAStiSvc.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.