Is PCMService.exe safe?
PCMService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if PCMService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
PCMService.exe file information
The process known as PowerCinema Resident Program for Dell or CyberLink PowerCinema Resident Program or PCMService MFC Application
belongs to software PCM2Launcher Application or Cyberlink PowerCinema or CyberLink PowerCinema or Acer Empowering Technology or PCMService Application or CyberLink PowerCinema Resident Program or MediaDirect
by CyberLink (www.gocyberlink.com).
Description: PCMService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PCMService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ - e.g. C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 290,816 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 184,320 bytes and 26 more variants.
The PCMService.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). PCMService.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with PCMService.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > MediaDirect or PowerCinema), turn to the software developer , Dell, for advice or check the vendor’s website for a newer version .
Recommended: Identify PCMService.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "PCMService": In a DellMedia Experience sub-directory
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PCMService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PCMService.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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