What does the PMHandler.exe file do?
The PMHandler.exe process is also known as PMHandler and is a part of PM Driver or, as the case may be, PMHandler. This software is produced by Lenovo (www.lenovo.com). An obsolete or defective version of PMHandler.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PMHandler has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PMHandler 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)
- PMHandler.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PMHandler.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PMHandler.exe PMHandler
PMHandler.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PMHandler.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
The file size is 24,576 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The PMHandler file is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. PMHandler.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 31% 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 PMHandler.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.
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How to uninstall PM Driver or PMHandler
To remove PMHandler 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 PM Driver or PMHandler in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PMHandler.exe (PMHandler) 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 PMHandler. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PMHandler 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 PMHandler.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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