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What is PCClient.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 PCClient.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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PCClient.exe file information

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

The process known as PCClient belongs to software Trend Micro Internet Security or Trend Micro Antivirus by Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com).

Description: PCClient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PCClient.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mainly C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 663,618 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 634,949 bytes, 962,560 bytes or 630,850 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pcclient.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). PCClient.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of PCClient.exe, you can uninstall the software Trend Micro Internet Security or Trend Micro Antivirus using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If PCClient.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 651,330 bytes. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. PCClient.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of PCClient.exe, you can uninstall the software Trend Micro Internet Security using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

External information from Paul Collins:

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

For Trend Micro Internet Suite.
  Oliver Dutta  
Client side file for Securiy Software System's Policy Central Professionall
  The Guru  
Part of the install of PC-Cillin Antivirus from Trend, no harm
  Midnight Cowboy  
just know
  jakoo  
remote view
  SARDRA CHOPRA  
it can hel me use my samsung galaxy nexus as a webcam
  Brent  
RAT, commonly used in school environments.
  Exodus  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PCClient.exe: based on 12 votes with 7 user comments. 9 users think PCClient.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving PCClient issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PCClient. 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 PCClient.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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