What is pdc?

Pdc.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 operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if pdc.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Pdc.sys file information

The process known as Power Dependency Coordinator Driver belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: The original pdc.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file pdc.sys is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. It is a Windows system file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program has no visible window. pdc.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with pdc.sys, you can do the following:

Recommended: Identify pdc.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pdc.sys. Therefore, you should check the pdc.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.


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Best practices for resolving pdc issues

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