What does the prio_svc.exe file do?
The prio_svc.exe process is also known as Prio - Process Priority Control or, as the case may be, Prio Service and is a part of Prio. This software is produced by O&K Software LTd. An obsolete or defective version of prio_svc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Prio - Process Priority Control has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Prio - Process Priority Control 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)
- prio_svc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module prio_svc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about prio_svc.exe Prio - Process Priority Control
prio_svc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Prio_svc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 12,656 bytes (50% of all these files), 11,184 bytes or, as the case may be, 9,936 bytes.
The prio_svc file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. prio_svc.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 31% 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 prio_svc.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 prio_svc?
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 Prio
To remove Prio - Process Priority Control 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 Prio in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if prio_svc.exe (Prio - Process Priority Control) 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 Prio - Process Priority Control. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Prio - Process Priority Control 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 prio_svc.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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