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What does the PhnxCDSvr.exe file do?

The PhnxCDSvr.exe process is also known as Phoenix VCD Service Application and is a part of Phoenix Technologies PhnxCDSvr. This software is produced by Phoenix Technologies (www.phoenix.com). An obsolete or defective version of PhnxCDSvr.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 PhnxCDSvr.exe Phoenix VCD service Application

PhnxCDSvr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PhnxCDSvr.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 49,152 bytes (83% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 36,864 bytes.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The PhnxCDSvr file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 47% 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 PhnxCDSvr.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 PhnxCDSvr?

This is for Poenix Firstware Recover Pro Core Managed Enviroment
It is a backup programme that came with my ASUS computer. A very efficient backup and I have never lost files thru a crash.

Summary: 2 users judge PhnxCDSvr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Phoenix Technologies PhnxCDSvr

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To remove Phoenix VCD service Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Phoenix Technologies PhnxCDSvr in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if PhnxCDSvr.exe (Phoenix VCD service Application) 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 Phoenix VCD service Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Phoenix VCD service Application 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 PhnxCDSvr.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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