What does the peer.exe file do?
The peer.exe process is also known as Grid Service and is a part of Grid Service. This software is produced by FS2YOU (www.rayfile.org) or, as the case may be, Mercury. An obsolete or defective version of peer.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Grid service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Grid 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)
- peer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module peer.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about peer.exe Grid service
peer.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file peer.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 840,192 bytes (50% of all these files), 4,993,024 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,362,816 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This peer.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Peer.exe is capable of connect to the Internet as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 65% 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 peer.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 peer?
|The peer.exe is a Grid Service developed by Mercury |
|It is from FS2You. It is part of RaySource. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Grid Service
To remove Grid 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 Grid Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if peer.exe (Grid 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 Grid service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Grid 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 peer.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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