What does the pdservice.exe file do?
The pdservice.exe process is also known as PrivateDisk Service and is a part of Client Security Solution or, as the case may be, PrivateDisk. This software is produced by Utimaco Safeware AG (lims.utimaco.com). An obsolete or defective version of pdservice.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PrivateDisk service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PrivateDisk service 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)
- pdservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pdservice.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pdservice.exe PrivateDisk service
pdservice.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Pdservice.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 41,472 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 40,960 bytes.
The pdservice file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel For this reason, 44% 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 pdservice.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 pdservice?
|This is a Lenovo application that manages a encrypted area of the hard drive where you can store files you would like to protect. (further information...) |
|pdservice.exe belongs to Utimaco Safeware Easy by PrivateDisk, utility for protecting confidential data. |
Summary: 2 users judge pdservice.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Client Security Solution or PrivateDisk
To remove PrivateDisk service 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 Client Security Solution or PrivateDisk in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if pdservice.exe (PrivateDisk service) 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 PrivateDisk service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PrivateDisk service 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 pdservice.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.