What is PictureMover.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 PictureMover.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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PictureMover.exe file information

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

The process known as PictureMover Application belongs to software PictureMover or PictureMover Application by Hewlett-Packard Company (

Description: PictureMover.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PictureMover.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 430,080 bytes (53% of all occurrences) or 1,040,952 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). PictureMover.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of problems with PictureMover.exe, you can remove the entire program PictureMover using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PictureMover.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PictureMover.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

To difficult to use! I signed up but can't get back in to download more pictures! Say my information is invalid! Very frustrating!.
  Felicia Leslie  

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Best practices for resolving PictureMover issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PictureMover. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 PictureMover.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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