What is PhoneMyPC.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 PhoneMyPC.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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PhoneMyPC.exe file information

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

The process known as PhoneMyPC belongs to software PhoneMyPC by SoftwareForMe.

Description: PhoneMyPC.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The PhoneMyPC.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 128,512 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 81,920 bytes. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with PhoneMyPC.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPhoneMyPC or search for help on the company's website.

Recommended: Identify PhoneMyPC.exe related errors

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

It is safe as long as: (1) it is in C:\Program Files\SoftwareForMe, and (2) You use PhoneMyPC for remote PC access.
  Engineer at SoftwareForMe Inc.   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of PhoneMyPC.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving PhoneMyPC issues

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