What is PCHDPlayer.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 PCHDPlayer.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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PCHDPlayer.exe file information

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

The process known as pchd belongs to software PCHDPlayer or Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft by Comtek ( or ERO.RU ( ).

Description: PCHDPlayer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PCHDPlayer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 56,488 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 57,808 bytes or 55,976 bytes. 
PCHDPlayer.exe is digitally signed. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The PCHDPlayer.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name PCHDPlayer.exe, for example not-a-virus:Porn-Tool.Win32.StripDance.d (detected by Kaspersky), and Artemis!D2A747920B23 (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the PCHDPlayer.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

Adware from ERO.RU company. PCHDPlayer.exe is part of PCHDPlayer.
  Dr. Ashley  

Summary: Average user rating of PCHDPlayer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving PCHDPlayer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PCHDPlayer. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the PCHDPlayer.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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