What does the prismsvr.exe file do?
The prismsvr.exe process is also known as PRISM Profiles Server Module and is a part of PRISM Wireless LAN or, as the case may be, SMC2835W (Version 2.4GHz 54 Mbps). This software is produced by Conexant Systems (www.conexant.com) or, as the case may be, GlobespanVirata (www.intersil.com/globespanvirata). An obsolete or defective version of prismsvr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PRISM Profiles Server Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PRISM Profiles Server 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)
- prismsvr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module prismsvr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about prismsvr.exe PRISM Profiles Server Module
prismsvr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Prismsvr.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory - mainly C:\WINDOWS\system32\ respectively C:\Program Files\Siemens\Gigaset USB Adapter 54\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 327,769 bytes (27% of all these files), 385,113 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Prismsvr.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as track other applications. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A prismsvr.exe file has a 34% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 290,905 bytes.
You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run).
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
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 prismsvr.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 prismsvr?
|This gets installed when using a Dell truemobile 1300 WLAN wireless card. |
|can makes a system hang by cpu-load, I removed it and WLAN still works |
|part of dlink. seems to freeze windows xp sp2 at random times |
|This process also relates to the 3com OfficeConnect Wireless Utility |
|Used for various Wireless LAN cards. Now maintained by Conexant who make the chipset. (further information...) |
Summary: 17 users judge prismsvr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall PRISM Wireless LAN or SMC2835W
To remove PRISM Profiles Server 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 PRISM Wireless LAN or SMC2835W in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if prismsvr.exe (PRISM Profiles Server 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 PRISM Profiles Server Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PRISM Profiles Server 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 prismsvr.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.