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How to remove an PEV error


PEV.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 PEV.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.

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PEV.exe file information

Little is known about the PEV.exe process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.

Description: The file PEV.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 256,000 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 261,632 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pev.exe.html 
The program has no file description. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The PEV.exe file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If PEV.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 256,512 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PEV.exe. Therefore, you should check the PEV.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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User Comments

ComboFix Component
   
Associated with Combofix, leftover as not uninstalled correctly.
  John  

Summary: Average user rating of PEV.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 reviews.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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