How to get rid of the PromptService VirusSometimes the PromptService file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with PromptService.exe
The PromptService.exe process is also known as Security Data Software or, as the case may be, Pwd Prompt Service and is a part of Folder Protect or, as the case may be, PwdPrompt Service. This software is produced by New Softwares.net (www.newsoftwares.net). An obsolete or defective version of PromptService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Security Data Software has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Security Data Software 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)
- PromptService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PromptService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PromptService.exe Security Data Software
PromptService.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file PromptService.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 279,760 bytes (51% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 266,240 bytes.
The PromptService file is not part of the Windows operating system. This PromptService.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). PromptService.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 73% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find PromptService.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about PromptService?
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 Folder Protect or PwdPrompt Service
To remove Security Data Software 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 Folder Protect or PwdPrompt Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PromptService.exe (Security Data Software) 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 Security Data Software. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Security Data Software 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 PromptService.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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