What is PGMTrusted.exe?

The genuine PGMTrusted.exe file is a software component of PGM Application by iWin.
PGMTrusted.exe is the main executable that runs the PGM application. iWin has produced over 100 titles for mobile and PC. As a distributor, it has sold HTML5 and PC downloadable games from over 500 developers worldwide.

PGMTrusted stands for PGM Trusted Games Service

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 PGMTrusted.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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PGMTrusted.exe file information

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

The process known as PGM Trusted Games Service belongs to software PGM Application by iWin (

Description: PGMTrusted.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PGMTrusted.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 520,360 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 519,920 bytes or 519,888 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. PGMTrusted.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using PGMTrusted.exe, you can completely remove Pogo Games (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify PGMTrusted.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PGMTrusted.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PGMTrusted.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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Best practices for resolving PGMTrusted issues

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