How to eliminate prismxl driver problemsThe prismxl.sys (PrismXL service) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The prismxl.sys process is also known as PrismXL Service or, as the case may be, Numara Deploy Service and is a part of PrismXL Software Family or, as the case may be, New Boundary Software Family. This software is produced by New Boundary Technologies (www.newboundary.com) or, as the case may be, Lanovation. An obsolete or defective version of prismxl.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PrismXL service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PrismXL service 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)
- prismxl.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module prismxl.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about prismxl.sys PrismXL service
prismxl.sys is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file prismxl.sys is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" (usually C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\ respectively C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 172,032 bytes (70% of all these files), 65,536 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This prismxl program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Prismxl.sys is capable of record keystrokes. 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 prismxl.sys. 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 prismxl?
|It seems to be part of software that maintains and updates PC's. |
|Part of Prism Deploy Software Deployment software |
|Commonly found with legit corporate software deployments. |
|This is part of a product called Prism Deploy. - See link to developer. |
|Can be used to rapidly exploit a single vulnerable computer and spread vulnerabilities across a network. |
Summary: 14 users judge prismxl.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 9 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted prismxl.sys. source: file.net
How to uninstall PrismXL Software Family or New Boundary Software Family
To remove PrismXL service 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 PrismXL Software Family or New Boundary Software Family in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if prismxl.sys (PrismXL service) 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 PrismXL service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PrismXL service 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 prismxl.sys 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.