What is PicAppSrv.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 PicAppSrv.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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PicAppSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as Photo Application Server belongs to software Photo Application Server or VAIO Media Photo Server (Application) by unknown.

Description: PicAppSrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file PicAppSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder (common is C:\Program Files\sony\photo server 20\appsrv\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 462,848 bytes. 
The PicAppSrv.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of PicAppSrv.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks PicAppSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks PicAppSrv.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving PicAppSrv issues

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