What does the portreporter.exe file do?
The portreporter.exe process is also known as Port Reporter and is a part of Port Reporter. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of portreporter.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Port Reporter has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Port Reporter 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)
- portreporter.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module portreporter.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about portreporter.exe Port Reporter
portreporter.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file portreporter.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 90,183 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. There is no internal description of the file. This portreporter.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. Portreporter.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 42% 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 portreporter.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 portreporter?
|The Port Reporter tool logs TCP and UDP port activity. The tool is a small program that runs as a service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000. (further information...) |
|free Microsoft tool that you can use to log TCP/IP port data (further information...) |
|This is a tool developed by microsoft which tells you which programs are using what ports on your pc (further information...) |
Summary: 3 users judge portreporter.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Port Reporter
To remove Port Reporter 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 Port Reporter in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if portreporter.exe (Port Reporter) 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 Port Reporter. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Port Reporter 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 portreporter.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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