What does the PCAngel.exe file do?
The PCAngel.exe process is also known as PC Angel Application and is a part of PCAngel Application. This software is produced by SoftThinks (www.softthinks.com). An obsolete or defective version of PCAngel.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PC Angel Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PC Angel 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)
- PCAngel.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PCAngel.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PCAngel.exe PC Angel Application
PCAngel.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. PCAngel.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 294,912 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 364,544 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The PCAngel process is not enabled by default It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. For this reason, 26% 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 PCAngel.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 PCAngel?
|is part of PC Angel backup and recovery software |
|PC Angel is a curse to humanity! It overides new OS systems and offers it'self as an alternative program, It effects newly installed components by holding drivers that could be transfered otherwise. It is inaccesable and unremoveable under normal user control. It insists on being the bootable restore program. Deleting by changing the drive option is not possible as the virtual drive it is placed on is unchangeable locked. You need to get into DOS to change script instructions to change it. It is a stinking nuisance, see other comments on other forums too! Stinkin WMS protector! |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall PCAngel Application
To remove PC Angel Application 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 PCAngel Application in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PCAngel.exe (PC Angel 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 PC Angel Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PC Angel 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 PCAngel.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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