What does the PSDrvCheck.exe file do?
There is no reliable information about the producer of the "PSDrvCheck.exe" process. An obsolete or defective version of PSDrvCheck.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PSDrvCheck.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PSDrvCheck.exe 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)
- PSDrvCheck.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PSDrvCheck.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PSDrvCheck.exe PSDrvCheck.exe
PSDrvCheck.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. PSDrvCheck.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
The file size is 406,016 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This PSDrvCheck program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The PSDrvCheck file is not part of the Windows operating system. PSDrvCheck.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 37% 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 PSDrvCheck.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 PSDrvCheck?
|Check what folder it's in to make sure it's legitimate: PSDrvCheck.exe description: Related to Pinnacle InstantCopy CD/DVD software. Located in "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\" on Windows 95/98/ME, "C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\" on Windows NT/2000 and "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\" on Windows XP. |
|Come with Pinnacle InstantCopy software. |
|Yes, it is safe, it comes with the best home video editing system Pinnacle. |
|I run Pinnacle Showcenter and Studio 9. Needed file. Does not like to be disabled (unless you are not using Pinnacle Systems). |
|Essential if you want to run pinnacle studio. It's safe. Don't remove it |
Summary: 11 users judge PSDrvCheck.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 5 users have already deleted PSDrvCheck.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove PSDrvCheck.exe 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PSDrvCheck.exe (PSDrvCheck.exe) 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 PSDrvCheck.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PSDrvCheck.exe 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 PSDrvCheck.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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