How to remove an pddlghlp error
The free file information forum can help you determine if pddlghlp.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Pddlghlp.exe file information
The process known as PowerDesk Dialog Helper belongs to software PowerDesk (version 6, 7) by Avanquest Publishing USA (www.avanquest.com) or V Communications (www.v-com.com) or Avanquest North America (www.avanquest.com) or Avanquest Software USA (www.avanquest.com).
Description: pddlghlp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 40,960 bytes (95% of all occurrences), 46,336 bytes or 46,360 bytes.
The program is not visible. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ PowerDesk 6 or PowerDesk 7.
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External information from Paul Collins:
- "Dialog Helper" is not required to run at start up. Dialog Helper from PowerDesk Pro by Ontrack. Helps with the standard Open and Save As dialog boxes by showing recently used files and folders. Available via Start -> Programs
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pddlghlp.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pddlghlp.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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