What does the PMObserv.exe file do?
The PMObserv.exe process is also known as PMObserv Module and is a part of PMObserv. This software is produced by RICOH COMPANY,LTD (www.ricoh.com). An obsolete or defective version of PMObserv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PMObserv Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PMObserv Module 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)
- PMObserv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PMObserv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PMObserv.exe PMObserv Module
PMObserv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PMObserv.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 245,875 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 245,907 bytes.
The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This PMObserv program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. PMObserv.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 70% 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 PMObserv.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 PMObserv?
|Its a printer file for network copiers |
|This file created by Ricoh copier.Interfere with Adobe PDF printer |
Summary: One user judges PMObserv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall PMObserv
To remove PMObserv Module 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 PMObserv in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PMObserv.exe (PMObserv Module) 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 PMObserv Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PMObserv Module 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 PMObserv.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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