What is pm.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 pm.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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Pm.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with pm
Pm.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PowerManager Application or pm net or Comodo Client - Communication belongs to software Power Manager or Comodo Client - Communication by Gembird Europe B.V ( or Gembird Electronics ( or COMODO ( or Energenie.

Description: Pm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file pm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,043,392 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 8,343,552 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The pm.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program is not visible. Pm.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Power Manager or Comodo Client - Communication.

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If pm.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 634,308 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name pm.exe, for example Application.Downloader.AAA (detected by BitDefender), and Artemis!9C4D43414FFB (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the pm.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

I found this file in local settings/applications. it is associated with PrintMaster program. it's safe.
  Shawn Brown  

Summary: Average user rating of pm.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 pm issues

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