What does the ptservice.exe file do?
The ptservice.exe process is also known as USB-Block Application or, as the case may be, PrivateTunnel Service and is a part of PrivateTunnel or, as the case may be, USB Block. This software is produced by NewSoftwares.net (www.newsoftwares.net) or, as the case may be, OpenVPN Technologies. An obsolete or defective version of ptservice.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- USB-Block Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- USB-Block Application 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)
- ptservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ptservice.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ptservice.exe USB-Block Application
ptservice.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Ptservice.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 17,816 bytes.
Ptservice.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The ptservice file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A ptservice.exe file has a 22% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 315,236 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Ptservice.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications.
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 ptservice.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 ptservice?
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 PrivateTunnel or USB Block
To remove USB-Block Application 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 PrivateTunnel or USB Block in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ptservice.exe (USB-Block Application) 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 USB-Block Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for USB-Block Application 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 ptservice.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.