What does the pg_ctl.exe file do?
The pg_ctl.exe process is also known as pg_ctl - starts/stops/restarts the PostgreSQL server and is a part of PostgreSQL or, as the case may be, TimeTrex Community Edition On-Site. This software is produced by PostgreSQL Global Development Group (www.postgresql.org). An obsolete or defective version of pg_ctl.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- pg_ctl has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- pg_ctl 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)
- pg_ctl.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pg_ctl.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pg_ctl.exe pg_ctl
pg_ctl.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Pg_ctl.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 89,600 bytes (25% of all these files), 66,048 bytes as well as 17 other variants.
It is the service "Actuate PostgreSQL for iHub 3".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The pg_ctl file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file has hidden itself from your anti-virus software. For this reason, 72% 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 pg_ctl.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 pg_ctl?
|pg_ctl.exe is associated with the PostgreSQL relational database server. |
Summary: One user judges pg_ctl.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall PostgreSQL or TimeTrex Community Edition On-Site
To remove pg_ctl 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 PostgreSQL or TimeTrex Community Edition On-Site in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if pg_ctl.exe (pg_ctl) 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 pg_ctl. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for pg_ctl 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 pg_ctl.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.