What does the PPMemCheck.exe file do?
The PPMemCheck.exe process is also known as PPMemCheck.exe and is a part of SMCWUSB-G (Version 802.11g Wireless) or, as the case may be, PestPatrol. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of PPMemCheck.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PPMemCheck.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PPMemCheck.exe 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)
- PPMemCheck.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PPMemCheck.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PPMemCheck.exe PPMemCheck.exe
PPMemCheck.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PPMemCheck.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\ - usually C:\Program Files\pestpatrol\.
The file size is 148,480 bytes.
The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). PPMemCheck.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 64% 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 PPMemCheck.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 PPMemCheck?
|PetPatrol's memory guard module |
|Pest Patrol. Harmless. |
|part of pest patrol |
|schutz vor spyware |
|I have removed Pest Patrol form my system and ppmemcheck.exe still trys to run. |
Summary: 20 users judge PPMemCheck.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall SMCWUSB-G or PestPatrol
To remove PPMemCheck.exe 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 SMCWUSB-G or PestPatrol in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PPMemCheck.exe (PPMemCheck.exe) 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 PPMemCheck.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PPMemCheck.exe 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 PPMemCheck.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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