What does the pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe file do?
The pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe process is also known as Virtual USB Hub Main module and is a part of Quest vWorkspace or, as the case may be, Quest USB Hub Client Service. This software is produced by Quest Software (www.quest.com). An obsolete or defective version of pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Virtual USB Hub Main module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Virtual USB Hub Main 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)
- pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe Virtual USB Hub Main module
pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 465,040 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 592,016 bytes.
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 54% 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 pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.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 pnusbvirtualhubwssrv?
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 Quest vWorkspace or Quest USB Hub Client Service
To remove Virtual USB Hub Main module 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 Quest vWorkspace or Quest USB Hub Client Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.exe (Virtual USB Hub Main 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 Virtual USB Hub Main module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Virtual USB Hub Main 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 pnusbvirtualhubwssrv.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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