What does the PQV2iSvc.exe file do?
The PQV2iSvc.exe process is also known as Service Module and is a part of Norton Ghost or, as the case may be, V2i Protector. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com) or, as the case may be, PowerQuest (www.powerquest.com). An obsolete or defective version of PQV2iSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Service Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Service 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)
- PQV2iSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PQV2iSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
Free PC Check
Scan your computer today at no charge with the Windows Repair Tool. This tool helps repair Windows and helps it run faster.
What you should know about PQV2iSvc.exe Service Module
PQV2iSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PQV2iSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (in most cases C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\ respectively C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\ respectively C:\Program Files\PowerQuest\Drive Image 7.0\Agent\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,269,760 bytes (62% of all these files), 1,253,376 bytes, 1,273,856 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,200,128 bytes.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. PQV2iSvc.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 27% 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 PQV2iSvc.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 PQV2iSvc?
|Norton Ghost / Powerquest v2i software |
|Ghost 9.0 file... OK |
|Part of norton ghost 9 (further information...) |
|Appears to be Nortons Ghost |
|a bit useless but harmless |
Summary: 30 users judge PQV2iSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Norton Ghost or V2i Protector
To remove Service 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 Norton Ghost or V2i Protector in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if PQV2iSvc.exe (Service 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 Service Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Service 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 PQV2iSvc.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.