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What is pcmcia?

Pcmcia.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
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Pcmcia.sys file information

The process known as PCMCIA Bus Driver or PCMCIA-Treiber belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original pcmcia.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file pcmcia.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 119,936 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 120,320 bytes, 120,192 bytes, 120,576 bytes or 116,096 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pcmcia.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The file is a Windows system file. The pcmcia.sys file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The software is not active. pcmcia.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as pcmcia.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the pcmcia.sys 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

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It is a PCI to PC CARD interface driver meant to bridge software applications to hardware installed ino PC CARD (CARDBUS) slots. it is only needed for laptops, or Desktop PC's that have a PCI to PC CARD (CARDBUS or PCMCIA - all 3 are the same) Bridge. If you own a Desktop and you don't know what a PCMCIA is you probably don't need it.

Summary: Average user rating of pcmcia.sys: based on 1 vote with 3 user comments.
One user thinks pcmcia.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade pcmcia.sys ("not sure about it").

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