What is PCMPIWin32Service.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 PCMPIWin32Service.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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PCMPIWin32Service.exe file information

The process known as Platform-MPI (version belongs to software Platform-MPI or CD-adapco STAR-CCM+11.04.010-R8 for by IBM (

Description: PCMPIWin32Service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PCMPIWin32Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 368,640 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 628,736 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. PCMPIWin32Service.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPlatform-MPI or CD-adapco STAR-CCM+11.04.010-R8 for, turn to the software company, IBM, for advice or find out if there is a newer version [1][2] available.

Recommended: Identify PCMPIWin32Service.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PCMPIWin32Service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PCMPIWin32Service.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

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Summary: Average user rating of PCMPIWin32Service.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks PCMPIWin32Service.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PCMPIWin32Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PCMPIWin32Service. 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 PCMPIWin32Service.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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