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What does the pbsetup.exe file do?

The producer and the name of the related software for the pbsetup.exe Prozess are not known. An obsolete or defective version of pbsetup.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about pbsetup.exe pbsetup.exe

pbsetup.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Pbsetup.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 846,336 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 839,168 bytes.
This file does not supply any version information or other description. This pbsetup.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Pbsetup.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 62% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A pbsetup.exe file has a 74% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 846,336 bytes. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This pbsetup.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Pbsetup.exe is capable of log keyboard entries.

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 pbsetup.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 pbsetup?

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How to uninstall unknown

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To remove pbsetup.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if pbsetup.exe (pbsetup.exe) 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 pbsetup.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for pbsetup.exe 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 pbsetup.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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