What is PCMMediaSharing.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 PCMMediaSharing.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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PCMMediaSharing.exe file information

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

The process known as PCMMediaSharing.exe belongs to software Acer HomeMedia Connect by unknown.

Description: PCMMediaSharing.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PCMMediaSharing.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 200,812 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 204,908 bytes or 204,896 bytes. 
There is no file information. The PCMMediaSharing.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. PCMMediaSharing.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with PCMMediaSharing.exe, you can uninstall Acer HomeMedia Connect from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

Seems to be a Program that Acer installs on their machines.
  T D.  
It is something to do with ACER and comes preloaded on any ACER machine
  Dan   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of PCMMediaSharing.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks PCMMediaSharing.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving PCMMediaSharing issues

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