What does the PMB.exe file do?
The PMB.exe process is also known as Pando Media Booster and is a part of Pando Media Booster. This software is produced by Pando Networks (www.pando.com). An obsolete or defective version of PMB.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Pando Media Booster has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Pando Media Booster 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)
- PMB.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PMB.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PMB.exe Pando Media Booster
PMB.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PMB.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,077,528 bytes (23% of all these files), 3,093,624 bytes as well as 26 other variants.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. PMB.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. This PMB program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). PMB.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 50% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A PMB.exe file has a 62% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the "My Documents" folder. In this case, the file size is usually 2,969,496 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). This PMB.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. PMB.exe is capable of track other applications.
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 PMB.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 PMB?
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 Pando Media Booster
To remove Pando Media Booster 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 Pando Media Booster in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PMB.exe (Pando Media Booster) 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 Pando Media Booster. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Pando Media Booster 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 PMB.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.