How to get rid of the PDHookServer VirusSometimes the PDHookServer 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 PDHookServer.exe
The PDHookServer.exe process is also known as PowerDesk (Version 9, 8) and is a part of PowerDesk (Version 9, 8). This software is produced by Avanquest North America (www.avanquest.com). An obsolete or defective version of PDHookServer.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PowerDesk has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PowerDesk 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)
- PDHookServer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PDHookServer.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PDHookServer.exe PowerDesk
PDHookServer.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. PDHookServer.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 60,416 bytes.
This file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The PDHookServer file is not part of the Windows operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. PDHookServer.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. For this reason, 71% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find PDHookServer.exe 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 PDHookServer?
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 PowerDesk
To remove PowerDesk from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate PowerDesk in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PDHookServer.exe (PowerDesk) 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 PowerDesk. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PowerDesk 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 PDHookServer.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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