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What does the PcCtlCom.exe file do?

The PcCtlCom.exe process is also known as PcCtlCom Module and is a part of Trend Micro Internet Security or, as the case may be, Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security. This software is produced by Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com). An obsolete or defective version of PcCtlCom.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 PcCtlCom.exe PcCtlCom Module

PcCtlCom.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PcCtlCom.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - mainly C:\Program Files\trend micro\internet security 2005\. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 880,722 bytes (48% of all these files), 1,475,936 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This PcCtlCom program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This PcCtlCom.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. PcCtlCom.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 47% 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 PcCtlCom.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 PcCtlCom?

Trend internet security modul pc cillin
Trend Micro Internet Security Anti Virus (further information...)
Trend's AV security suite
i belive its the file that PC-Cillin Internet security V12 uses to check for an AV update
Part of Trend PcCiullin Anti Virus

Summary: 18 users judge PcCtlCom.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted PcCtlCom.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Trend Micro Internet Security or Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security

PcCtlCom.exe PcCtlCom Module fix

To remove PcCtlCom Module 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 Trend Micro Internet Security or Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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