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What is KiesPDLR.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the KiesPDLR.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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KiesPDLR.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with KiesPDLR
KiesPDLR.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as KiesPDLR belongs to software Samsung Kies or SamsungConnectivityCableDriver by Samsung (www.samsung.com) or Samsung Electronics CO., LTD (www.samsung.com).

Description: KiesPDLR.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. KiesPDLR.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,106,288 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 843,208 bytes and 10 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/kiespdlr.exe.html 
KiesPDLR.exe is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). It is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. KiesPDLR.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
You can do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Samsung Kies)
  2) contact www.samsung.com Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify KiesPDLR.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as KiesPDLR.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the KiesPDLR.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

Samsung KIES is a PC program that allows you to backup and enter data (such as contact data) into your Samsung smartphone (such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII).
    (further information)
Is used to sync Samsung phones alongside the Kies program. Is necessary for Kies, but not for Windows.
   

Summary: Average user rating of KiesPDLR.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks KiesPDLR.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving KiesPDLR issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KiesPDLR. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the KiesPDLR.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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