What is the pmc.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The pmc.dll process is also known as Digital Advertising Alliance Protect My Choices (Beta) and is a part of Digital Advertising Alliance Protect My or, as the case may be, Protect My Choices. This software is produced by Digital Advertising Alliance. An obsolete or defective version of pmc.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- pmc.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- pmc.dll 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)
- pmc.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pmc.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pmc.dll pmc.dll
pmc.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file pmc.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 334,208 bytes (21% of all these files), 328,072 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 3DFCDCA1-AEAC-4302-A690-BFB683568BAA. The file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The pmc file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 48% 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 pmc.dll. 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 pmc?
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 Digital Advertising Alliance Protect My or Protect My Choices
To remove pmc.dll 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 Digital Advertising Alliance Protect My or Protect My Choices in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if pmc.dll (pmc.dll) 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 pmc.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for pmc.dll 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 pmc.dll 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.