What is PCAlert4.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 PCAlert4.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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PCAlert4.exe file information

The process known as PCAlert4 MFC Application belongs to software PCAlert4 Application by unknown.

Description: PCAlert4.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PCAlert4.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 548,864 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 544,768 bytes or 552,960 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows core file. PCAlert4.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with PCAlert4.exe, you might want to completely remove PC Alert 4 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify PCAlert4.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PCAlert4.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PCAlert4.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.


User Comments

Hardware Monitor: CPU/System temperature monitor also gives voltage rails etc..
This utility comes with MSI motherboards and IS NOT dangerous - it is very useful in fact
  Steven Briggs   (further information)
As Briggs said above, it's legit. Owner of this site may be irresponsibly indicating viral instances to sell products named below.
  Codevictim   (further information)
MSI motherboard software that monitors temps and voltages
It is a monitoring (temp & voltages) program which came with my MSI motherboard.
  Clive Carver  
This MSI utility can detect the following PC hardware status during real time operation: • monitor CPU & system temperatures • monitor fan speed(s) • monitor system voltage • monitor chassis intrusion
An MSI utility that is very useful
I use it to monitor my CPU's temp to autoshutdown if before it overheats. it came with the cd drivers for my mainboard (MSI)
Lässt sich im Taskmanager zwecks Deinstallation nicht ohne weiteres beenden
  Michael S.  
Can't be killed in task-manager for uninstall. Restart in safe-mode is necessary!
  Michael S.  

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Summary: Average user rating of PCAlert4.exe: based on 11 votes with 10 user comments. 5 users think PCAlert4.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving PCAlert4 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PCAlert4. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 PCAlert4.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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