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What does the PDHookServer.exe file do?

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:

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What you should know about PDHookServer.exe PowerDesk

PDHookServer.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PDHookServer.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 60,416 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This PDHookServer program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. 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. The file 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, 68% 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 PDHookServer.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 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.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate PowerDesk in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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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