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 pctspk.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.
Description: Pctspk.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file pctspk.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 163,840 bytes and 8 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Pctspk.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If pctspk.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 163,840 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Pctspk.exe is not a Windows system file. Pctspk.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
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Important: Some malware disguises itself as pctspk.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pctspk.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with pctspk. 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.
To help you analyze the pctspk.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.