What does the PRTG Server.exe file do?
The PRTG Server.exe process is also known as PRTG Server and is a part of PRTG Network Monitor or, as the case may be, PRTG Server. This software is produced by Paessler AG (www.paessler.com). An obsolete or defective version of PRTG Server.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PRTG Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PRTG Server 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)
- PRTG Server.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PRTG Server.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PRTG Server.exe PRTG Server
PRTG Server.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PRTG Server.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 6,917,904 bytes (25% of all these files), 6,876,944 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
It is the service "PRTGCoreService".
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The PRTG Server 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. PRTG Server.exe is capable of send data out to the Internet, interpret keystrokes, monitor other applications, hide itself from other programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 55% 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 PRTG Server.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 PRTG Server?
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 PRTG Network Monitor or PRTG Server
To remove PRTG Server 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 PRTG Network Monitor or PRTG Server in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PRTG Server.exe (PRTG Server) 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 PRTG Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PRTG Server 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 PRTG Server.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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