How to get rid of the pctools VirusSometimes the pctools file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with pctools.dll
The pctools.dll process is also known as ati Module or, as the case may be, Pctools Module and is a part of ati Module or, as the case may be, Pctools Module. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of pctools.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ati Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ati Module 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)
- pctools.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pctools.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pctools.dll ati Module
pctools.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file pctools.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 131,072 bytes (25% of all these files), 143,360 bytes, 135,168 bytes or, as the case may be, 176,128 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 385AB8C6-FB22-4D17-8834-064E2BA0A6F0. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The pctools file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 70% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find pctools.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about pctools?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall ati Module or Pctools Module
To remove ati Module 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 ati Module or Pctools Module in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if pctools.dll (ati 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 ati Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ati 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 pctools.dll 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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