What is PenWes.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 PenWes.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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PenWes.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PenWes
PenWes.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as penwes.exe belongs to software PenWes [3121 by unknown.

Description: PenWes.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The PenWes.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,426,432 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,422,848 bytes, 1,424,896 bytes, 1,712,640 bytes or 1,422,336 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. PenWes.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software PenWes or PenWes [5942] using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify PenWes.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PenWes.exe. Therefore, you should check the PenWes.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

PenWes makes problem with your internet browsing whenever you change your internet DNS server setting to automatic it comes again and wont let you browse other programs like skype torrent work but when ever you try to browse it wont let you and whenever you try to uninstall it, it wont uninstall i dont know what to do with it now

Summary: Average user rating of PenWes.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks PenWes.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving PenWes issues

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