How to get rid of the pmservice VirusSometimes the pmservice file may cloak a virus, such as Sophos found Generic Proxy-OSS Application (PUA) or, as the case may be, Generic PUA KD (PUA), as well as Kaspersky found not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.kdaw. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with pmservice.exe
The pmservice.exe process is also known as PremierOpinion or, as the case may be, Print Manager Service and is a part of PremierOpinion or, as the case may be, Print Manager. This software is produced by VoiceFive or, as the case may be, ADP DSI. An obsolete or defective version of pmservice.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PremierOpinion has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PremierOpinion 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)
- pmservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pmservice.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pmservice.exe PremierOpinion
pmservice.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Pmservice.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 213,816 bytes (22% of all these files), 205,760 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
It is the service "PremierOpinion".
This pmservice program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. 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 original file is digitally signed. Check your file. Pmservice.exe is capable of track other applications, modify other Windows tasks, transmit information from computer to the Internet as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A pmservice.exe file has a 76% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 86,016 bytes. 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. The pmservice file is not part of the Windows operating system. This pmservice.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file.
Attention: If you find pmservice.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about pmservice?
|Pmservice.exe is for your PC'S UPS(uninteruptable power supply) |
|Yes it is recommended because it saves energy |
Summary: One user judges pmservice.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall PremierOpinion or Print Manager
To remove PremierOpinion 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 PremierOpinion or Print Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if pmservice.exe (PremierOpinion) 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 PremierOpinion. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PremierOpinion 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 pmservice.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.